Don’t expect an updated MacBook Pro 2022 this morning because an incredibly reliable Apple expert and Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman have claimed it could be delayed.
In his most recent “Power On (opens in a new tab) newsletter, Gurman stated that a model that was 13 inches in size of MacBook Pro from 2020 was scheduled to receive a refresh with the speculated Apple M2 chipset and was initially scheduled to debut alongside the heavily speculated MacBook Air 2022 during the WWDC 2022 event. However, the lockdowns in China, where much of Apple’s production is performed, have disrupted plans for manufacturing and put this basic MacBook Pro off course.
“A faster 13-inch MacBook Pro had also been planned to launch around the same time as the new Air, but those same lockdowns in China could have thrown off that part of the roadmap,” said Gurman. “When that machine launches, expect it to look the same as the current 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2020 sans the Touch Bar.”
Gurman didn’t provide details about when we can anticipate seeing a new MacBook Pro model, but we’d suggest that it will come out in the late summer or this fall.
A different option is even if the MacBook Pro doesn’t come with numerous new features for design. For example, if it doesn’t receive the overhaul that the MacBook Air 2022 is tipped for, Apple might unveil the MacBook Pro in a press release and a new model in Apple Store.
Also, they could be revealed the entry-level MacBook Pro 2022 at WWDC; however, it won’t announce an exact release date until after the conference. But, these possibilities are only speculation from our side.
Indeed, the MacBook Pro 2022 isn’t set to be a leading model concerning design. However, it’s expected to feature an M2 processor. It appears to enhance efficiency over the pure performance of its larger stablemates which include the 14-inch MacBook Pro 2021 and 16-inch MacBook Pro 2021. Gurman claims that no mini-LED display tech will be included in the mix, which isn’t like the displays on the 14-inch and the 16-inch Pros.
In short, The MacBook Pro 2022 is likely to bridge an in-between between the new MacBook Air tipped to be announced today. Make sure you follow the WWDC 2022 Live blog for the latest updates and the existing MacBook Pros. However, it’s likely to have more power than the Air, not the same amount as its larger stablemates.
In this way, it’s scheduled to be a MacBook Pro for people who want a bit more power and processing headroom, for instance, to do some video rendering on the go and don’t require the administration of M1 Pro and the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Of course, if it’s announced shortly, we’ll give you all the information when we receive the information.