Apple MacBook Air refresh delayed with no new MacBook Pro 14 or MacBook Pro 16 models until 2023
Mark Gurman has provided thoughts on the state of new MacBooks launching this year. In the latest edition of his weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman stated that Apple would not release high-end MacBook Pro models this year. Hence, current 14-inch and 16-inch SKUs will remain in stock throughout 2022 and into 2023. While Gurman has not outlined in what months new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 machines will debut, he expects them to launch with M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets.
In comparison, Gurman claims that Apple has been forced to postpone the release of the next-generation MacBook Air. Originally thought to be launching towards the end of 2021 or the start of 2022, Gurman now asserts that Apple will wait until 2H 2022 before it showcases a new MacBook Air. Reportedly, Apple remains on track to deliver the next MacBook Air with an M2 SoC, which is believed to rely on TSMC N4 nodes. As TSMC confirmed in November, its N4 and N4P are 5 nm nodes, not 4 nm ones as their names suggest.
Based on previous leaks, this year's MacBook Air will receive a redesigned chassis too, with MagSafe 3 charging and two Thunderbolt 4 ports. Supposedly, Apple will announce new Mac products at WWDC 2022 in June, having already confirmed that it is developing a next-generation Mac Pro. Purportedly, LG is testing OLED displays for MacBooks as well, although the first OLED MacBook is not rumoured to arrive until 2025 at the earliest.