According to information shared by some Forums Members Amethyst, Apple’s next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will be equipped with “very high-bandwidth, high-speed RAM.” Amethyst accurately revealed details about the Mac Studio and Studio Display before those products were announced.
The latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are outfitted with Samsung LPDDR5 RAM, with the M1 Pro chip giving up to 200 GB/s of memory bandwidth and the M1 Max chip delivering up to 400 GB/s.
Speculatively, the future MacBook Pro models might be outfitted with Samsung’s newest LPDDR5X RAM for up to 33% greater memory bandwidth and up to 20% lower power consumption. This would result in memory bandwidth of up to 300 GB/s for the M2 Pro and up to 600 GB/s for the M2 Max.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman predicts that, other than the M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs, the upcoming MacBook Pros will have few additional modifications. At this moment, it appears that the laptops will be introduced in November, with press releases on the Apple Newsroom website. In recent years, Apple has released new Macs in November on many occasions, including the initial 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 and the first three Macs with the M1 processor in 2020.
The latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro versions with the M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs were announced in October 2021 with a new redesign that included a notch in the display and extra connectors as as HDMI, MagSafe, and an SD card reader.