The current 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with an M1 processor was launched in November 2020, being one of the company’s first machines to showcase Apple Silicon chips. The M1 presented itself as a true revolution in terms of performance and autonomy, and curiosity was immediately piqued to see what the second generation of these ARM CPUs manufactured in Cupertino would look like.
Two years later, the American technology company must finally launch its successor, introducing some fundamental changes to the product that, along with the MacBook Air M1, won over millions of users.
In the last quarter of 2022 Apple should lift the veil on the new MacBook Pro M2, this time with a 14-inch screen instead of the usual 13-inch and a higher price to compensate for the better specifications.
Apple MacBook Pro with M2 chip should adopt design of models M1 Pro and M1 Max
Apple should still use the design of the most powerful models launched in 2021, although the connectivity situation is not clear. The MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chip brought the return of the HDMI port, the memory card slot and MagSafe technology, but we still don’t know if this new “entry range” MacBook Pro will feature more than the 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports and 3.5″ jack of its predecessor.
What seems certain is that the M2 chip should offer “marginally” higher speeds than the M1, as well as a 10-core GPU. This same processor should also be the heart of the next MacBook Air.
The launch window seems to be set for the final stretch of this year, with Apple unveiling this new model at an event to be held during the month of November.
The new specs and design should come at a less inviting price, still below the $1999 of the MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max. However, the price increase should not be accompanied by a significant leap in terms of performance.