Apple will launch its latest Apple M2 silicon processor next month in a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro model that won’t undergo any major design changes, according to a previously reliable source with close ties to Apple’s supply chain.
Based on new information seen by MacRumorsthe upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro retains the same design as the current version, including the Touch Bar, but unlike the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, it won’t have a notch or ProMotion display, unlike some. rumors.
If so, that means the main difference in the new entry-level MacBook Pro model will be the new M2 chip, which has the same number of processor cores as the M1 processor, up to 10 graphics cores. and improved performance.
The details above were relayed by the original source of last year’s late-breaking MacBook Pro rumor that MacRumors was the first to report. In October 2021, we reported that the same leaker said the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models would have a redesigned display with a center notch for the webcam, but no Face ID.
This left-field claim, seemingly appearing out of nowhere and so close to Apple’s “Unleashed” fall event, turned out to be absolutely accurate, and the new redesigned MacBook Pro models were unveiled this week. following with the controversial camera housing centered at the top of the screen.
The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro rumor also lines up with a DigiTimes report last week claiming that Apple will launch its first MacBook Pro with a second-generation M2 chip at its spring event.
DigiTimesSupply chain sources have also claimed that except for the processor, most of the other components used in the new MacBook Pro will feature almost the same specs as the existing model with M1 chips, seemingly corroborating the latest rumor.
Well connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman recently noted Apple’s intention is to release an updated entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip in 2022, but that was generally assumed to mean the machine would appear later in the year, after Apple has finished releasing its latest Macs with M1 Pro and M1. Maximum chips.
Notably, contrary to the last rumor, Gurman said he believes Apple will remove the Touch Bar on the new 13-inch machine, although he also expects the laptop to lack a screen. Promotion.
Either way, we should know for sure in just a few weeks. Apple is working on several new Mac computers coming out this year, and Gurman suggested that the spring event on Tuesday, March 8 will include the launch of “at least one” new Mac. Apple is also expected to introduce new iPhone SE and iPad Air models, both of which feature an A15 chip and 5G support.