Apple may not have to wait long to unveil its first product of 2023. Bloombergof Mark Gurman, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors: and: Front page tech (aka Jon Prosser) all claim that Apple will have a product announcement tomorrow. While many are tight-lipped about the details, Gurman hints that they could be the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro M2 models he discussed last fall.
At the time, Gurman said these systems would have the same design as the M1 versions, which were released in late 2021. These will center around the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which will have up to 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores in the Max. In other words, there will be no touchscreen or other major revisions. You would generally buy one to get the best performance out of a Mac laptop.
New MacBook Pros are inevitable (Apple has an announcement tomorrow, with press briefings later this week and embargo lifting next Monday). The new Macs arriving earlier this year were first reported here in October https://t.co/P34OdoMRgZ https://t.co/9JlQ0ueBO1
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) January 16, 2023
However, they may be the first Macs to include WiFi 6E. Twitter user Wade Penner spotted unpublished MacBook Pro in the Canadian wireless database with support for the new WiFi standard’s 6 GHz band. As long as you have a router that supports it, you should see higher peak speeds, lower latency, and less congestion on a busy local network. Apple’s iPad Pro M2 is already compatible with WiFi 6E.
There’s been no talk of other products debuting around the same time, so you can’t count on the Mac mini M2 or other revisions. However, if the rumors are accurate, this could be good news for anyone holding off on a MacBook Pro to make sure they’re getting the absolute latest hardware.
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