From the MacBook Pro to the Mac Pro, the Mac mini, the iMac, the Mac Studio, and the MacBook Air, it can sometimes be exhausting to keep up with the latest rumors and leaks about what’s next for each product.
Wait MacRumors For readers to get a quick summary of everything they need to know, we’ve rounded up the latest rumors about each Mac product below, including when new models are expected, new features and more. For more information on each product, see our dedicated guides.
The latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros were announced in October 2021, making them more than a year old. The updated MacBook Pro was the first high-end Mac from Apple with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Apple’s updated models were expected to be announced last fall, but plans have been pushed back to 2023.
According to BloombergMark Gurman’s new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chip options are on track for release in the early half of 2023. Last year, Apple held an event in April to announce the M1 iMac. New Apple TV, AirTags and iPad Pros. In the first half of 2023, Apple could hold another spring event to announce new MacBook Pros and other new products.
It is expected that the new MacBook Pro will not have significant changes, sticking to the design presented last year. Instead, they will benefit from the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which will offer higher performance and battery efficiency compared to the current M1 Pro and M1 Max variants.
The current iMac was announced in April 2021 with the M1 chip. Thanks to the efficiency of the M1 chip, Apple was able to completely redesign the iMac with a slimmer form factor. The current iMac has a slim design with a 24-inch display and comes in a variety of colors with matching accessories.
The 24-inch iMac is the only iMac in Apple’s lineup, as the company discontinued the 27-inch and 21.5-inch models. For the next iMac, we don’t expect any major changes. According to Gurman, a follow-up to the existing 24-inch iMac is in the works, but it’s unlikely to arrive until late 2023 with the M3 chip, which Apple has yet to announce.
The updated iMac is unlikely to have any major design changes, but will benefit from the M3 chip. There are also reports that Apple is working on a higher-end version of the iMac called the “iMac Pro,” the name used for the discontinued iMac model. Gurman says Apple is still interested in a higher-end iMac variant, but the product faces internal delays.
The Mac mini is Apple’s smallest and most portable Mac, a popular option for users who enjoy its portability and versatility. The latest Mac mini was one of the first Macs to get the M1 chip back in November 2020, and since then Apple hasn’t provided Mac mini fans with a new model. Numerous rumors suggested that Apple was working on a revamped Mac mini, but those plans have since disappeared.
According to Gurman, Apple is testing Mac mini models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips for release in 2023. The updated models are unlikely to stand out as rumored and will retain the same design as the existing model. The current Mac mini’s aluminum unibody design has been used on every new Mac mini since 2010. Apple continues to sell the Intel-based Mac mini alongside a model with the M1 chip.
The M2 MacBook Air is Apple’s latest Mac, announced last June. The new MacBook Air features a new design that ditches the wedge-shaped look of previous models for a slimmer, lighter form factor. The MacBook Air has a 13-inch display, is powered by the M2 chip, and comes in four different colors.
Given that the MacBook Air was announced recently, we don’t expect a direct successor anytime soon. But we expect a new addition to the MacBook Air family in 2023. According to reliable display analyst Ross Young, Apple will announce a MacBook Air with a 15.5-inch display next spring.
The new MacBook Air will have the same overall design as the existing 13-inch model, with flat edges, a large Force Touch trackpad, a keyboard with function keys, a MagSafe charging port, and more. At 15.5 inches, the upcoming MacBook Air will slot between the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros and will be the largest MacBook Air to date.
The Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful Mac. The current Mac Pro is more than three years old, making it overdue for an update. The Mac Pro is the only Mac in Apple’s lineup that hasn’t yet switched to Apple silicon and is still powered entirely by Intel chips.
Apple has been testing Apple’s silicon Mac Pro for some time, but product development has reportedly faced some challenges. According to Gurman, Apple’s original plan to offer future Mac Pros with M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme chips may not go along with the plan. According to the journalist, Apple refused to offer the Mac Pro with the most powerful Apple silicon chip M2 Extreme. Instead, the Mac Pro will only offer the M2 Ultra chip and will have a different configuration and expandability.
The exact date of when to expect the next Mac Pro is not yet known, but it is likely that it can be expected in 2023.
The Mac Studio was announced in March 2022 as the top-of-the-line Mac desktop before Apple’s silicon Mac Pro arrives. The Mac Studio has a similar concept to the Mac mini, but in a larger form factor with more ports and performance. The current Mac Studio offers M1 Max and M1 Ultra chip options. As for the Mac Studio update, we haven’t heard much in terms of any major changes, but we could see an update with the M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips.
Recently discovered Geekbench scores and database leaks have revealed that Apple is testing the M2 Max chip internally, which could be the upcoming Mac Studio. If Apple sticks to its annual update schedule, we’ll see a Mac Studio update this spring, but that remains to be seen.