Apple’s Website Suggests M2 and M2 Pro Mac Announcements Were Originally Set for Fall 2022

Information embedded inside Apple’s web site means that this week’s new Mac bulletins, together with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, had been initially set to be unveiled in October or November of final 12 months.


As reported by Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber, the file identify for a brief mini keynote-styled video that Apple launched following the announcement of the up to date 14-inch and 16-inch MacEbook Pro and Mac mini contains the 12 months 2022, suggesting the video could have been initially set to premiere final 12 months. The video, over 18 minutes lengthy, seems to be just like the digital Apple occasions the corporate has been holding for the previous couple of years.

Some have speculated the 18-minute video was a section reduce out of a bigger occasion the corporate was planning to carry in October or November 2022 that included greater than the bulletins of recent M2 Pro and M2 Max Macs. Also noticed on Twitterthe AR information for the brand new 14-inch and 16-inch MacEbook Pro fashions had been compiled in October 2022, three months earlier than the brand new Macs had been introduced.

Typically, each fall, Apple holds an occasion in September to announce its newest iPhones and Apple Watch fashions. In the run-up to the autumn of 2022, rumors had been more and more suggesting that Apple was planning to carry two occasions between September and December: one for the iPhone and Apple Watch and one other for the Mac and iPad.

The latter occasion was to be targeted fully on up to date Apple silicon Macs and iPads, together with up to date 14-inch and 16-inch MacEbook Pros and the next-generation iPad Pro, in keeping with rumors circulating on the time. In September, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reported that Apple had canceled plans to carry a second digital occasion within the fall and would as a substitute launch the remaining merchandise for 2022 by means of press releases on its web site.

In October, Apple introduced an up to date iPad Pro with M2 and the redesigned Tenth-generation entry-level iPad through press releases. In mid-December, Gurman reported that the brand new Macs had been now slated for a launch in “early” 2023.

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacEbook Pros have choices for both the M2 Pro or M2 Max chip, constructing on the efficiency of the M1 Pro and M1 Max. The new chips enable for even sooner efficiency and a better 96GB capability of unified reminiscence with the M2 Max. The new Macs additionally now assist 8K exterior shows due to a extra superior HDMI port, and the 16-inch mannequin has the longest battery lifetime of any Mac.

Apple this week additionally introduced a brand new Mac mini, that includes the identical design because the previous-generation mannequin however now with M2 or M2 Pro. The new Mac mini and MacEbook Pros can be found for pre-order on Apple’s web site and will start arriving to prospects on Tuesday, January 24.

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