Apple likes to plan its Mac launches well in advance. The Mac is one of the Californian company’s most complex products, and they take a lot of time to make sure everything runs smoothly. Fortunately for all of us, today I can share exactly what Apple is working on and what we will see in the next two years in this area.
Apple is planning to launch an iMac Pro in 2023. It looks like it will have a display very similar to the 27-inch LED mini display with ProMotion technology that will be introduced alongside the new Mac Pro, but of lower quality.
According to our sources, this new iMac Pro will include the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, but it is unclear at this stage whether the M2 Ultra will be available for this Mac or not. Apple plans new 14-inch and 16-inch notebooks with new chips and a similar look and feel to the current MacBook Pro. The notch will stay, and Apple will have the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips inside. I hear the Californian company could launch these laptops as soon as March 2023. I also expect Apple to launch a Mac mini M2 and maybe an M2 Pro version.
Apple will launch a 13.3-inch MacBook Air with an M3 chip and a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with the same processor between Q3 and Q4 2023. These launches will be closely followed by a 24-inch iMac with an M3 chip in late 2023 or early 2024 and a new Mac mini. Apple will launch a 13.3-inch MacBook Air M3 and a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro M3 between Q3 and Q4 2023. These launches will be closely followed by a 24-inch iMac M3 in late 2023 or early 2024 and a Mac mini M3 Pro. I don’t have information on the rest of the Mac lineup, but I’m sure there will be more new devices beyond those I’ve mentioned.
I don’t have details on the 24-inch iMac M3 at the time of writing, but I’ll let you know if I hear anything about it, especially as we get closer to launch. I want you to remember that this is only what Apple has scheduled internally, and we all know the company is notorious for delaying or outright cancelling unreleased devices. If something like this happens, I’ll let you know, and I’m pretty sure it will.
The future of the Mac looks bright. For years, Apple had to deal with slow Intel processors that needed a lot of cooling, forcing the Californian company to make slow, noisy computers that got hot as soon as they were turned on. Their battery life was mediocre, and they were not worth the price tag. But now that Apple uses its own processors, things are different. Instead of slow, noisy computers, we have fast, quiet laptops with excellent battery life.
I think Apple has achieved what they’ve been looking for since the Mac was introduced, and I hope they continue on this path. I expect great things, and I expect Apple to deliver.