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Apple's online business-to-business store has gone down as rumors swirl about a new product announcement from the company later today via press release. Apple's main consumer-facing online store remains functional as of writing.

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Based on a rumor that Apple has a product announcement planned for today, and the discovery of an unreleased MacBook Pro in a Canadian regulatory database yesterday, new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips might finally be imminent. An updated Mac mini with M2 chips has also long been rumored.

Apple's exact announcement(s) if any remains to be seen, and topic might end up being something unrelated to new Macs.

In addition to M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, the new MacBook Pros are rumored to feature Wi-Fi 6E and faster RAM, but no other major changes are expected. Apple completely redesigned the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro in October 2021, and it's common for the same design to be used for multiple generations, so only a spec bump is expected.

We'll have full coverage of Apple's announcement(s) today if any, so keep checking back for the latest coverage throughout the day.

Update: Apple has announced new MacBook Pro and Mac mini models with M2 series chips.

Article Link: Apple's Business-to-Business Store Goes Down as Rumors Swirl About Upcoming Announcement
 
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powerbook911

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MacRumors seems to be going all in that it's MacBook Pros. Perhaps, their information has specifically suggested that.

I sure was hoping for an iMac (unlikely), but at least Mac mini in addition to the notebooks.
 

Orange Bat

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People are going to be really upset when Apple announces a new $200 iPhone charging dock…
 

BMcCoy

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M2 Pro and Max chips confirmed.

Plus new Mac Mini with M2 and M2 Pro.
 

Unregistered 4U

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First, it’s not going to be AR related. Second, from what we’ve heard, the AR device is going to be mainly for businesses at first, so that’d definitely be “PR worthy” and B2B for now. No need riling the masses for a thing not for them. :)
 

magicMac

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It’s almost as if Apple isn’t sure about the announcement themselves, like market team only just been notified the product is ready. I expect shipping delays on any products announced today.
 

BMcCoy

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Macbook Pros updated to use M2 Pro and M2 Max.
Will be available to order today in the US - from $1999/2499 ($1849/2299 education).
 

meboy

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M2 Pro 10 Core with 32Gb/512Gb and 1Gb Ethernet is roughly $100 more than the Mac Studio with same options.

Upgrades for Ram and Storage are amazingly overpriced, especially considering the actual cost is really low historically recently.

3 monitors over thunderbolt. Plus one for HDMI.
At least it went up to Bluetooth 5.3. (Must be where the extra cost is coming from.)

Yup, knew I'd be disappointed.
 

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