What’s next for Apple’s 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models

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Apple is developing new versions of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, but a refresh is still a way off, so we don’t have too much information on what to expect.

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We know that the machines will get M2 Pro and ‌M2 Max‌ chips that will bring notable performance improvements. This guide highlights everything we know about the upcoming 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, and will be updated over time as we hear new information.

design

We’re not expecting a design change for the updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple just updated the look with the 2021 launch of the M1 Pro and M1 Max machines, and the company generally uses the same design for several years.

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Apple is still using an aluminum unibody design, but the shape was changed to be flatter and less curved at the bottom. The machines include an all-black keyboard, a large Force Touch trackpad, and two speaker grilles on the side of the keyboard.

Current MacBook Pro models feature a Mini-LED display with ProMotion technology, slim 3.5mm bezels on the top and bottom of the display, and a notch with a 1080p webcam.

M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips

Although we’re not counting on the design changes, there will be internal updates with Apple planning to use the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in the upgraded MacBook Pro models. According to bloombergMark Gurman, The M2 Max chip will offer up to a 12-core CPU, up from the 10-core CPU in the M1 Max, with a 38-core GPU, up from the current 32-core maximum.

M2 Pro and Max Feature


The M2 Max will support up to 64GB of unified memory. Gurman did not share details about the 2M2 Pro, but it is expected to be less powerful than the 2M2 Max.

Potential Features

Apple is working on OLED displays for future devices, including the MacBook Pro model. Some rumors have suggested that Apple may introduce OLED displays by 2022, but recent information has indicated that OLED technology won’t arrive until 2024, so it seems like a long shot for a 2023 refresh.

OLED MacBook Pro Features


There are also rumors that Apple is working on Face ID for Macs, and that higher-end MacBook Pro models will be prime candidates for the technology, but as of now, there are no specific rumors that Face ID is coming to Macs. MacBook Pro Refresh.

launch date

Apple introduced the m1 Pro and m1 Max 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in October 2021, and while Macs get the occasional annual refresh, that’s not expected to happen this year. Gurman has indicated that Apple doesn’t plan to refresh the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models until 2023, so we may not see new models this year.

Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 2M2 chip, the machine’s first update since the M1 MacBook Pro was launched in 2020.

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