Only a few days have passed since the opening keynote of WWDC 2022 in which Apple, among other news, has made official the new MacBook Air with M2 processor and the renewed MacBook Pro 13 always based on the new Apple Silicon chip. Yet it is already time to examine new rumors that focus both on the evolution of the range of laptops of the Cupertino house and on the future iPad Pro. They were released by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg and Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants.
TWO YEARS FULL OF NEW MACBOOKS
According to Gurman, the MacBook roadmap already defined by Apple would include:
by the end of the year or the beginning of 2023:
Upgraded 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Max chip (12-core CPU and up to 32-core GPU)
MacBook Air 15″. It would be the first model of the Air line equipped with a 15″ screen. Apple would have considered launching it in the past, and then focused on the current 13.6″ model.
by the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024:
New 12″ MacBook I. details about it are rather scarce, we do not even know the positioning within the range (low-end model or portable with compact dimensions but falling within the Pro line?). The data of the diagonal of the screen still suggests that Apple could re-propose a revised and corrected version of the 12-inch MacBook that is no longer on sale since 2019.
Apple would also be working on a new iPad Pro with a 14.1″ ProMotion screen and miniLED backlight. This is reported by Ross Young based on the information provided by his sources. The debut of the new model could take place in early 2023.
Gurman also has something to add on the iPad Pro: by the end of the year the updated versions of the 11″ and 12.9″ models could arrive; in the future, a model with a larger screen should also be launched to take advantage of the new functions of iPadOS 16 – it could be the 14.1″ variant that Ross Young talks about.
What is certain is that the most recent evolution of iPadOS suggests that a renewal of the iPad Pro offer is necessary to enhance the potential of a software platform that aims to further reduce the gap between a typical work environment of a desktop system and that of a tablet (see our special above).