The latest rumors on the MacBook Pro M2 Max release date & MacBook Pro M2 Pro release date
Updated: Oct 28, 2022 4:52 pm
The new MacBook Pro 2022 release date has not yet been confirmed by Apple, in fact we’ve heard very little about the new MacBook Pro M2 Max and M2 Pro devices, although we strongly expect the devices to be launched between now and the end of the year.
2022 has already seen the release of the MacBook Pro 13-inch version with M2 CPU and the latest MacBook Air 13-inch with M2 CPU, but we’ve yet to see any 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook releases this year. The expectation is that a new MacBook Pro 14″ with M2 Max and M2 Pro CPU options will be released in the next few months, according to well-known tipsters like Mark Gurman. Read below for all the latest info and our more specific prediction.
14-inch & 16-inch MacBook Pro 2022 release date rumors
Well-known Apple prophet Mark Gurman, has stated in his tech column on Bloomberg that he thinks it likely the new MacBook 14-inch and MacBook 16-inch launch date could be in November, based on historical precedent. See below for our breakdown of this.
Previous new MacBook Pro release date history
The below list shows the launch dates of various MacBooks over the last four years, including the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro.
There are two broad time windows each year that Apple like to launch new MacBooks: the May-July period and the October-November period. Given that May-July 2023 seems quite late for the MacBook Pro M2 Max and M2 Pro release date, it looks likely that we’ll see the new devices launched at some point this November, though this isn’t guaranteed.
In each instance, the actual MacBook Pro release date tends to be about 10 days (roughly) following the product announcement, which would put the likely MacBook Pro 2022 release date as sometime in November-December 2022 (see below for a more in-depth prediction).
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Retina, 2018) – launch date October 30, 2018
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019) – launch date July 9, 2019
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) – launch date November 13, 2019
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020) – launch date May 4, 2020
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, Two/Four Thunderbolt, 2020) – launch date May 4, 2020
- MacBook Air (M1, 2020) – launch date November 10, 2020
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) – launch date November 10, 2020
- MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021) – launch date October 18, 2021
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021) – launch date October 18, 2021
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, M2, 2022) – launch date June 24, 2022
- MacBook Air (M2, 2022) – launch date July 15, 2022
MacBook Pro M2 Max release date & MacBook Pro M2 Pro release date window estimate
As we can see above, new MacBooks have frequently launched in October-November over the last few years, and for obvious reasons it would be beneficial for Apple for the laptops to come out in time for the Christmas retail season.
Apple tend to launch their new products earlier in the week (most commonly on a Tuesday). The actual release dates (i.e. when you can buy the product and take it home with you) tend to be a week after the Friday of the same week they’re launched i.e. approximately 10 days after the launch date.
So if we assume that the new MacBook Pro will be launched/announced at some point in November near the beginning of the week, this would put the likely MacBook Pro 2022 release date window as Friday 11th November – Friday 2nd December, 2022.
To be absolutely clear, this is still an educated guess at this stage, but it’s the best we’ve currently got.
MacBook Pro 2022 release date FAQs
Will there be a new MacBook Pro in 2022?
In all likelihood we will be seeing a new MacBook Pro 14-inch release and a new MacBook Pro 16-inch release before the end this year.
Neither has been officially confirmed by Apple yet, but respected tech commentators say that it’s very likely.
When is the MacBook Pro M2 Pro release date?
An official MacBook Pro M2 Pro release date has not been laid out by Apple yet, but Mr. Mark Gurman believes that a 14-inch and 16-inch version of the MacBook with this CPU will probably be out at some point before the end of 2022.
When is the MacBook Pro M2 Max release date?
The more powerful variant of the new M2 chip MacBooks, the MacBook Pro M2 Max, will likely be released at the same time as the MacBook Pro M2 Pro. Although this has yet to be confirmed, it will likely be before the end of 2022.