New MacBook Pro models rumoured again – and they could be here soon

The latest report suggests a model with a modest upgrade could be here before 2023 ends

2023 Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch M2 Pro review
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If you're looking for a great laptop, the best MacBooks on the market should definitely be on your radar. These devices are some of the best you can get, with a slick UI and hardware which is tuned to offer sustained performance.

When it comes to the best of the best, you'll want to take a look at the MacBook Pro. These models are choc-full of the best technology, making them seriously capable machines.

Now, rumours have emerged about an updated MacBook Pro model – and it could arrive before the end of 2023. That's according to a report from DigiTimes, which suggests that updated models will arrive with new display technology.

That is still a miniLED display – the report also suggests that those will remain the standard until 2026 – but uses backlighting to achieve 10% more brightness. Rather than actually being used to increase brightness overall, though, that's likely to be implemented as a measure of increasing efficiency.

With added brightness on tap, achieving the same level of brightness would require less power. That should give users an overall boost to battery life, which is always welcome.

The report suggests that the devices will start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2023. If true, that would mean a release in the near future. It's certainly not out of the equation. In recent times, Apple have been known to announce smaller updates without the fanfare of an in-person event.

The last iPad release, for example, was simply announced with a press release. That included the M2 iPad Pro and the iPad (10th Gen). It would be totally feasible for the brand to apply the same logic for a spec upgrade to a current model – particularly if that is the only change being made.

There's no rumoured launch date at the moment, though. For now, then, we'll just have to keep our eyes peeled for more information as it develops.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.