Following a rumor that Apple has a product announcement planned for tomorrow and the discovery of a previously unreleased MacBook Pro in a Canadian regulatory database, it seems that new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models might finally be imminent.

Ahead of the potential release, we’ve rounded up everything we’ve heard so far about the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

M2 Pro and M2 Max chips

M2 Pro and Max function

A key new feature of upcoming MacBook Pro models is expected to be the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips for faster performance. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said those chips will offer only “marginal” performance improvements over the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in current models, as leaked benchmarks suggested last year.

Wi-Fi 6E

The wireless frequency ranges mentioned in the Canadian regulatory filing indicate that the new MacBook Pro will support Wi-Fi 6E, which extends Wi-Fi to the 6GHz band for more bandwidth, faster speeds, and lower latency. The current 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro supports the Wi-Fi 6 standard, which is limited to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

faster RAM

New MacBook Pro models are rumored to be equipped with “very high-bandwidth, high-speed RAM,” but the details are unclear. On a purely speculative basis, the new models may be equipped with Samsung’s latest LPDDR5X RAM to increase memory bandwidth by up to 33% with up to 20% lower power consumption.

No design changes

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Gurman have suggested that the new MacBook Pro models will not have external design changes and some other important features.

This aspect wouldn’t be too surprising, as Apple completely redesigned the higher-end MacBook Pros in October 2021 with more ports like HDMI and MagSafe, a notch at the top of the screen, an all-black keyboard area, and more. MacBooks often go through multiple generations between major hardware changes, so a spec bump in 2023 is a reasonable expectation.

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