Apple analyst Mark Gurman expects Apple to upgrade the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros as early as this fall. The latest models were released less than a year ago.

Apple is already working on M2 versions of the 14- and 16-inch devices, said Apple analyst Mark Gurman in response to a reader query in his most recent Power On newsletter.

What changes?

The two machines’ features and designs are expected to stay the same, since Apple updated the line’s design last year to include MagSafe charging, additional ports and better screens. The key difference is that the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors of current models will be replaced by M2 versions.

Gurman predicts that the M2 Pro and M2 Max will concentrate “on the graphics side”. This suggests that the chips’ core counts will increase, going from 14 and 16 in the M1 Pro to 18 and 20 in the M2 Pro and from 24 and 32 in the M1 Max to 30 and 38 in the M2 Max.

Even though Gurman claims Apple may postpone the launch of the new MacBook Pros until the spring of 2023, the company is reportedly shooting for an autumn release. It’s challenging to accurately forecast release dates due to ongoing supply chain difficulties.

Earlier this year, Gurman predicted the release of a flood of new Apple products in the coming months.