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Alleged New MacBook Pro Box Image Surfaces on China’s Weibo


An image allegedly showing the box for a new unreleased MacBook Pro has emerged on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

The picture, re-shared on X by ShrimpApplePro, shows what looks like Apple packaging featuring a MacBook Pro image with previously unseen wallpaper on the display. The wallpaper bears a passing resemblance to the one Apple used for the iPhone 15 Pro.

It’s unclear whether the image is legitimate or simply faked.

Apple’s upcoming “Scary Fast” event on October 30 will focus on the M3 series MacBook Pro models, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also says that Apple has been testing M3 Max and M3 Pro MacBook Pro models, suggesting that these machines are going to be refreshed.

Gurman just last week claimed that Apple would not update the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips until early 2024, so it seems that his predictions have since changed.

Scary fastest? #M3

— Tim Hardwick (@waxeditorial) October 24, 2023

In its promotional graphics for the event on its website, Apple has included the smiling Finder icon, essentially confirming that Macs are the focus of the event.

Another hint that we should expect new MacBook Pro models is Apple’s use of “Scary Fast” as a tagline: When Apple launched the first Apple silicon-based 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in October 2021, the company’s marketing described the M1 Pro as “Scary Fast” and the M1 Max as “Scary Faster.”Related Roundup: MacBook Pro 14 & 16″ Tag: ShrimpAppleProBuyer’s Guide: 14″ & 16” MacBook Pro (Caution)Related Forum: MacBook Pro
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