Updating the MacBook Pro line with new generation Apple Silicon processors is one of the greatest wishes of the fans of the American company. This update was expected to arrive in the spring, however this may not materialize.
Who says it is the Digitimes publication with its most recent report alluding to these products. Citing sources close to Apple’s supply chain, the new MacBook Pro will have been delayed again.
The new MacBook Pro suffers a new delay
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the upcoming 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pros have seen their launch delayed. Unfortunately, this thesis resurfaces, increasing the anxiety of those who await the launch of the new models with the M2 Pro and M2 Max.
The new report that is now being shared does not present a new schedule for the presentation of these models. It is limited to giving the unfortunate news that the new Apple laptops have been postponed again.
In view of the presentation of the new M2 processor last June, it was expected that the new MacBook Pro with variations of this component could arrive in the fall. After all, it was on this occasion that a year had passed since the release of the previous generation.
As this calendar was not confirmed, the most varied sources linked to the industry pointed to the spring of 2023 as the ideal time for the presentation of these products. This would be the protagonists of Apple’s traditional March event.
This new postponement further delays the presentation of these products. A reveal in June, at the time of WWDC, could be on the table, although this event is not the traditional stage of presentation of new hardware.
Mac sales are expected to drop sharply in early 2023
The same Digitimes report also looks at Apple computer sales. And its recent predictions are not encouraging for the Cupertino-based technology.
For the first quarter of 2023, this source predicts a 40% to 50% drop in the number of shipments of Mac products. Values that compare with the last quarter of 2022.
A dip right after the holiday season is common for Apple, but these negative values are typically around 10-20%. Falls that could reach 50% are downright negative predictions and that should ring alarm bells within Apple.