• Apple is set to launch the initial version of macOS Ventura on Monday
  • The said launching would reportedly announce the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models
  • the 14-inch and 16-inch M2 Max and M2 Pro MacBook Pro should reportedly release in the "near future"

Tech juggernaut Apple shared much lower prices for its certified refurbished M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro, seemingly aligning with earlier rumors claiming that newer models are launching as early as next month.

Apple previously slashed the prices of the older M1 iPad Pro models when it announced the new M2 iPad Pro lineup. Recently, the Cupertino-based tech giant updated its Certified Refurbished store, offering a 10% discount on the prices of current-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

The tech titan lately offered much lower prices for the certified refurbished MacBook Pro models, approximately around 15% off their original prices, seemingly indicating that the new M2 Pro and M2Max MacBook Pro models are well underway. Amazon also offers huge discounts on some current-generation Apple MacBook Pro models, but it isn't clear if the reason for the price cut is to push older products out in preparation for the arrival of new models.

While this is just speculation, a new newsletter from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, noted that Apple is set to launch the initial version of macOS Ventura on Monday, October 24. The said debut would reportedly include the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, which Gurman said would roll out in the "near future" and suggested it could be in November.

Moreover, the Bloomberg report noted that the new MacBook Pro models would be available with M2 Pro and M2 Max chip variants, but changes would be minimal when it comes to the physical features of the upcoming laptops. Earlier reports shared that the Apple M2 Max chip would house a 12-core CPU and a 38-core GPU, and up to 64 GB of memory, while the M2 Pro will be its slightly less powerful version.

As for the display, design and other features of the new MacBook Pro models, industry watchers expect that it would be almost identical to the current generation of Apple MacBook Pro models with the new powerful chips as the only major expected change.

It is worth noting that while these leaks are interesting, these are not official details from Apple. Consumers should temper their expectations and take this latest information about the new Apple MacBook Pro models as highly speculative at this stage.

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