Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweets that Apple has cut shipment forecasts for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro updates by 20-30% before mass production due to lower than expected demand.
“The main upgrade of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros is only the adoption of new processors,” he says. ”The limited new selling points may also result in lower-than-expected demand.”
Previously, Kuo said that Apple manufacturing partners will start mass production of new 14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and iPad Pro models in the fourth quarter of the year, and all of the devices will likely remain equipped with 5nm chips.
Released in October 2021, current MacBook Pro models sport 5nm M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. Upcoming models will almost certainly pack M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which some reports have said will be the first 3nm Apple Silicon processors.