Apple suppliers are reportedly preparing new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops. These next generation laptops are expected to enter mass production in the fourth quarter of 2022 and are likely to come with new 5nm chipsets. Moreover, as per the report, shipments have already started to slow down for the current generation of MacBook Pro laptops. However, Apple may still experience the smallest drop among the other top six PC brands in 2022. The report also claimed that Apple suppliers have started slowing down production of the first generation Apple AirPods Pro after the recent announcement of the second generation model.
according to a report good According to Digitimes, citing industry sources, Apple suppliers are slowing down production of existing MacBook Pro models in order to produce next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops.
It is reportedly believed that shipments of the current MacBook Pro models may be the same or experience a slight increase as of 2021. The report suggests that Apple may only experience a 1.4 percent drop in the PC market.
In comparison, other popular PC brands may see a big drop in their shipments. Asus is expected to decline 9.2 per cent year-on-year, Lenovo 14.7 per cent, Dell 18 per cent, HP 22.6 per cent and Acer 33.2 per cent.
The rumored MacBook Pro model is expected to go into mass production by Q4 of 2022 and will most likely feature 5nm chips, which may suggest that these laptops may have an upgraded version of the M2 chip that is compatible with the MacBook Pro. Powers the current generation of Pro.
The Digitimes report further suggests that Apple suppliers may take similar steps for the new Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) by slowing down the production of the first generation AirPods Pro TWS earphones. Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) was recently launched at the ‘Far Out’ event and will go on sale in India from September 23.