But what exactly do we hope to see?
In this guide we’ve rounded up every Mac we expect to launch in 2023. From powerful desktops to laptops that are thin and light, according to Digitartlends.
Apple Silicon Mac Pro
While nearly every Mac has at least one model with an Apple silicon, there’s one device that hasn’t made the transition yet: the Mac Pro. Maybe Apple needed more time to perfect a chip that can meet the demands of power users. It looks like the company is almost ready to unveil its edge computing backbone.
There have been some rumors about the Mac Pro regarding the apparently abandoning of the ultra-powerful chip that Apple was developing for the Mac Pro – the M2 Extreme – as Apple settled on the lesser M2 Urtla.
Then came the news that the next Mac Pro would have neither a new design nor user upgradeable memory.
This is all disappointing news, so we’ll have to see if the first Apple Silicon Mac Pro will attract the demanding users it’s targeting.
The device is expected to be at a spring event in the coming months, so we won’t have long to find out.
Macbook Pro 14 inch and 16 inch
Over the years, Apple has been releasing new MacBook Pro models in the fall.
It didn’t happen in 2022 (for the first time since 2000), which means Apple’s professional laptops are currently past due.
On the plus side, the new MacBook Pro is coming in 2023 — but we won’t see any earth-shaking changes.
The devices are expected to get new chipsets, namely the M2 Pro and M2 Max, which will be modest upgrades from the existing M1 Pro and M1 Max.
Other than that we don’t think there will be many other changes, with the chassis and screen likely to remain the same.
Currently, these MacBook Pro models are slated for Apple’s rumored spring event.
Looking at historical trends, that will likely come down either in March or April.
The 15-inch MacBook Air
Even though the MacBook Air is 15 years old, Apple has never deviated from the 11-inch and 13-inch sizes.
However, if the rumors are true, that could all change later this year.
Numerous sources have claimed that Apple is not only working on a larger 15-inch MacBook Air but that it could launch sometime in 2023.
This should give MacBook Air fans a second size to choose from for the first time since the 11-inch model was abandoned in 2016.
Rumors claim that the 15-inch MacBook Air will get a 15.5-inch display.
Otherwise it will likely be an expanded version of the 13-inch MacBook Air.
It looks like OLED screens are in the works, but they won’t be ready until 2024 at the earliest.
The next generation Mac mini
Apart from the Mac Pro, there is another Mac with an Intel chip: the Mac mini.
Even though this computer offers Apple’s silicon models, they still use the latest M1 chipset. All of this means that the Mac mini range is well worth the upgrade.
This upgrade is expected to come at Apple’s spring event, where the Mac mini will get the M2 chipset and possibly an M2 Pro option.
This means that we finally see the discontinuation of the Intel Mac mini, a computer powered by an outdated processor.
There are conflicting rumors about what other changes we should expect in the next Mac mini.
Both journalist Mark Gurman and leakster John Prosser have claimed that the device will have an updated design and more ports.
While analyst Ming Shi Kua confirmed that the Mac mini will likely use the same design as the current model.
Ever since the iMac Pro was discontinued around 2021, there have been rumors that Apple is working on a successor.
It looks like the company might be almost ready to reveal the PC to the world, with the release date falling somewhere in the late stages of 2023.
At the moment it is not clear if the device will be classified as an iMac Pro or just a larger iMac.
If it’s the former, expect “professional” design options (think silver and space gray), while the latter will likely adopt the bright colors of the current 24-inch iMac.
Either way we expect the big iMac to adopt chips from the M3 generation, most likely the M3 Pro and M3 Max.
It could also come with a high-end screen, perhaps like the one in Apple’s Pro Display XDR.
The iMac Pro could make a comeback, the 24-inch iMac is also slated for an update.
The current model was released in the spring of 2021, and two years is the time for a new version.
Like the iMac Pro we can expect the next iMac to be equipped with the M3 generation chipset, although in this case we are expecting the M3 and nothing more advanced like the M3 Pro.
It will likely continue with the same colorful designs as the current model.
Little is known about the next iMac at this point, which indicates that the update will probably be fairly minor, possibly limited to just a chip upgrade.
Rumors point to an announcement date in late 2023, so we’ll likely have a while to wait just yet.
What about the 13-inch MacBook Pro?
The 13-inch MacBook Pro has a sore thumb in Apple’s Mac lineup and is a strong contender to be Apple’s worst MacBook.
It has similar performance and fewer ports compared to the M2 MacBook Air, but it costs more.
Could we see a new version in 2023?
Since the 13-inch MacBook Pro was last updated at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2022, there are doubts that Apple will introduce a new version just a year after the introduction of the latest model.
Will Apple drop it from the Mac menu instead?
That’s not confirmed at the moment, though we’d love for Apple to do this and streamline its Mac hardware offering
It would require the company to lower the price of its 14-inch MacBook Pro so that it could sell at least one MacBook Pro at a reasonable price.
This seems unlikely so the 13-inch model is likely to last until 2023.