Looks like Apple’s 2022 launches are over with the new iPad 10 and iPad Pro M2 models, according to Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter. The US company also reportedly had hardware updates to release for its MacBook Pro computers, which would receive new M2-generation processors, but few other improvements. These laptops could be released around early 2023, however.
Apple won’t release new Mac computers in 2022
MacBook Pros in 14″ and 16″ display variants were released last fall, powered by M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. These are still some of the best performing productivity computers available, and the M2 upgrade probably won’t be a generational one like we saw last year versus the Intel models.
The M2 Pro and M2 Max models could increase the maximum core count from 10 to 12, and go up to 38 cores for the GPU from a maximum of 32. Of course, there will also be versions with more modest configurations, as Apple offers processors with disabled or imperfect cores in the base variants. Only the higher-end, more expensive variants integrate “full” processors.
Mark Gurman suggests that the new M2 processor-equipped models could be released in spring 2023, probably simultaneously with a major update to macOS Ventura, version 13.3. For now, Apple just released version 13.0 last week, along with the new iPadOS 16.1.
“Apple has rarely released new products in January or February in recent years, so I expect new Mac models to be announced in mid-March. This aligns with the corresponding software release schedule, but also makes sense in relation to Apple’s history of releasing new Mac computers in that month, including last year’s Mac Studio model.”, Gurman published.
Apple also said in its most recent earnings report that it expects a drop in revenue in December, likely due to a lack of new MacBook Pro models.