With the new iPad Pro, iPad, and Apple TV models out of the way, attention is turning to the Mac. There are rumors that Apple will launch new MacBook Pro and Mac mini models later this year.
According to Mark Gurman in his newsletter this week, the initial version of macOS Ventura will include support for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, which he expects to be released in the near future. The reporter said the new MacBook Pro models will be available with M2 Pro and M2 Max chip options, but he doesn't think there will be any other changes to the laptops.
Gurman claimed that new Mac mini models with M2 and M2 Pro chip options were in the works.
The new Macs are expected to be announced in November on the Apple Newsroom site. The first three Macs with the M1 chip will be released in 2020 and the original 16-inch MacBook Pro will be released in 2019.
The current 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips were released in October 2021. In November 2020, Apple updated the base model Mac mini with the M1 chip, and it still sells higher-priced Intel configurations with Core i5 and Core i7 processor options.
Gurman thinks that the high-end desktop tower won't be updated with Apple chips until at least 2023. The next Mac Pro will come with M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme chips, according to him. Next year will see the launch of the next MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and iMac models.