Mark gurman of Bloomberg reported on Thursday that apple is considering launching a follow-up model of a 12 inch notebook at the end of 2023 or early 2024. It is not clear whether the 12 inch model is a previous MacBook for entry-level users or a more high-end MacBook Pro. Twitter blogger "Majin bu" later claimed that this model will be a new 12 inch MacBook Pro, which may be equipped with Apple's next generation M2 pro and M2 Max chips.
On macbook In Pro, M2 Max will be equipped with 12 core CPU and up to 38 core GPU, while M1 Max will be equipped with up to 10 core CPU and 32 core GPU.
Apple has released low-end and high-end 12 inch notebooks in the past. At the low end, Apple launched an ultra-thin 12 inch MacBook that weighs only two pounds in 2015, but the sales of this notebook is average, and it was discontinued in 2019. In the high-end market, Apple released a 12 inch powerbook G4 in the mid-2000s, which was the last one before the first MacBook Pro.
In any case, the performance per watt of Apple silicon chips is impressive, paving the way for apple to launch an ultra portable, high-performance MacBook without the thermal limitations of Intel processors the company has used in the past 15 years.
"Majin bu" does not have a high record in the accuracy of Apple rumors, but he recently said on twitter that apple is planning to launch a new 14.1-inch ipad Pro is considered a relatively reliable statement. Since then, this rumor has been supported by Rose Yang, a very reliable display industry consultant. He said on twitter that his supply chain sources have confirmed that apple is indeed planning to launch a new 14.1-inch iPad pro with miniled display, probably in 2023.