Forget the new 13-inch Macbook Pro: M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are coming soon

If so far you haven’t been impressed by the base M2 chip that’s present in the new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, there’s good news – the updated MacBook Pro is likely to have both M2 Pro and M2 Max chip options. be released between the third quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023.

This rumor comes from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, a respected Apple analyst who made the prediction in his Power On newsletter. According to Gurman, Apple has set a goal of releasing the expanded range of M2 chips as early as the third quarter of 2022, and Gurman’s sources also claim that an updated version of the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch Macbook Pro should be released. contain are already under development.

As reported by 9to5Mac (opens in new tab), the design is expected to remain largely the same as these two laptops still sport a relatively fresh look and feel, so most (if not all) of the upgrade will be towards what’s under the hood. There are no official details at this stage, though Gurman shared that the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will focus on the graphics side of things, as Apple did with the previous M1 Pro and M1 Max.

This is great news for creative professionals like video editors who need Apple’s cutting-edge silicon for tasks like 4K video encoding and decoding, or even those working with demanding 3D applications like Maya.

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