Apple MacBook pro absent in latest lineup, consumer-grade options available
Delhi : You have a few options if you're wanting to purchase a new laptop for your own use because Apple won't likely release the following generation of MacBook computers until 2024. Apple provides a variety of reasonable solutions, but buyer beware. Not among them is the MacBook Pro.
I should emphasise that I'm only looking at consumer-grade MacBooks here; pros actually require the power that the 14-inch and 16-inch machines with the M2 Max and M2 Pro chipsets offer. The capabilities of those larger laptops bring them closer to workstations. Although there is a definite need in that industry, would consumers ever require that much potential?
To be creative, whether in audio, video, or casual development, you undoubtedly needed the higher-rated Intel Core chipsets during the Mac's Intel era. That's not the case now thanks to Apple Silicon; the M1 and M2 chipsets in the MacBook Airs for consumers are more than adequate.
Given the capabilities of the M2 MacBook Air models, the marginal performance boost observed in the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro is hardly cost-effective. It is strange that Apple is thinking about releasing this odd laptop during the M3 generation sometime in the following year.
It is even more puzzling in light of Apple's stealth mid-cycle upgrade to the MacBook Air notebooks. Tim Cook and his staff upgraded wireless connectivity to Bluetooth 5.3 after becoming dissatisfied with the M2 MacBook Air's launch-summer 2022 capabilities. While using less power, this provides faster speeds and better connection reliability.