MacBook Pro Will Get the M2 Treatment as Soon as This Fall

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg speculates that new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with updated designs will be released this fall. He says the new laptop's M2 chip design will allow for greater processing power. 

The journalist, who has previously accurately predicted upcoming Apple products, stated in their weekly Power On newsletter that the MacBook Pro's design is "likely to remain roughly the same," meaning there will be no major new visual changes or features. 

Unsurprisingly, Gurman thinks that the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will be available in the two new MacBook Pro models. 

When Apple updates the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro in 2022, the new chips will be significantly faster than the M2 shipped in recent months and more optimized for demanding workflows. 

The graphics side is where you want to put your attention, as Gurman puts it. 

The M2 was only 10-20% faster in CPU performance than its predecessor, depending on the task, but it was up to 40% faster in graphics performance, so that makes sense. 

With a fall release, it seems likely that the MacBook Pro will follow the same pattern of annual updates as the iPhone.