Apple’s WWDC 2023 could see new desktop Mac models unveiled [code hints]

Apr 23, 2023, 6:02 PM UTC
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Apple's WWDC 2023 could see new desktop Mac models unveiled [code hints]
2019 Mac Pro (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP)

Apple has dropped a major hint that new desktop Mac models are on the way, with the Find My app for macOS referencing via 9to5Mac, three unknown Mac models with the identifiers Mac14,8, Mac14,13, and Mac14,14. While the names in the code offer little insight into the Macs themselves, the reference suggests that updates are coming soon for the iMac, the Mac Studio, or the Mac Pro – or perhaps all three.

It’s unclear how many new models will be released, but Apple has previously used the “Mac 14,x” identifier for Macs running the M2 chip, indicating that the new models won’t feature the rumored M3 chip upgrade. This rules out the possibility of a new Apple iMac, which was rumored to be on the horizon.

Apple released a new Mac mini earlier this year, while the Mac Studio made its debut in March 2022 with an M1 chip. With little information available about a 2023 version of the Mac Studio, it’s possible that a new model could be unveiled before the end of the year.

The Mac Pro is the most likely candidate for a refresh, with rumors circulating for several months that a new model is in the works. The current Mac Pro was released in 2019 and is due for an upgrade, with the possibility of a new Mac Pro featuring an M2 Extreme chip.

Related: Apple ramps up testing of new Macs with M2 chips amid sales slump

The news of new Mac models comes ahead of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, where the company is expected to unveil updates to its software and potentially hardware. With the new Mac models referenced in the Find My app code, it’s possible that they could be announced at the event.

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