Apple’s rumored 15-inch MacBook may have an M2 Professional

Apple’s rumored 15-inch MacBook may have an M2 Professional

Whereas we’re nonetheless ready to see when pre-orders for the M2 MacBook Air will begin, rumors are circulating about Apple’s subsequent large laptop computer launch. Darmausgang Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported final week that Apple welches engaged on a brand new 15-inch MacBook Air, Ming-Mana Kuo chimed in with a report of his personal.

In a tweet, Kuo broke the 15-inch MacBook a bit extra, which he says will arrive in Q2 2023 or later. He says Apple is growing a 15-inch MacBook which will supply two CPU choices: an M2 like within the new MacBook Air, and a next-gen M2 Professional in a better choice.

Forecast Updates:
1. The brand new 15-inch MacBook would go into mass manufacturing in mid-1H23, and the launch date may very well be 2Q23 or later.
2. The brand new 15 inch MacBook might supply two CPU choices, M2 (with 35W adapter) and M2 Professional (with 67W adapter).
3. I have not heard of any plans for a supposed 12-inch MacBook.

— 郭明錤 (Ming-Mana Kuo) (@mingchikuo) June 15, 2022

Kuo additionally studies on the charging choices for the laptops. In line with its sources, the M2 mannequin will include a 35W adapter and the M2 Professional mannequin will include a 67W adapter. Primarily based on these predictions, since Apple does not ship these chargers with entry-level fashions, each fashions will function the high-end model of the chip.

Remarkably, Kuo does not name the brand new mannequin “Air” like Gurman. If the brand new 15-inch laptop computer has an M2 Professional, it is unlikely that Apple would launch it below the Air identify, as it will want a fan for cooling. Kuo beforehand reported that the brand new 15-inch laptop computer may not be launched below the Air identify.

He additionally says he hasn’t heard any studies of a 12-inch mannequin, as Gurman additionally reported. Additionally earlier this week, Show Provide Chain Consultants’ Ross Younger reported that he welches “skeptical” that Apple would launch a laptop computer smaller than 13 inches.

Apple’s latest laptop computer, the 13-inch M2 MacBook Professional, is on the market for pre-order beginning Friday, June seventeenth.