In November 2020, the current 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro was launched with an M1 processor. It was one of the first machines to display Apple Silicon chips. The M1 represented a revolution in terms both of performance and autonomy. This sparked curiosity and prompted people to look forward to the next generation of these ARM CPUs, which were made in Cupertino.
The American technology company must now launch its successor two years later. It introduces fundamental changes to the product which, together with the MacBook Air M1, has won over millions of customers.
Apple will unveil the new MacBook Pro M2 in the fourth quarter of 2022, this time with a larger screen of 14 inches than the 13-inch standard and a higher price to offset the improved specifications.
Apple should continue to use the design of its most powerful models in 2021, even though the connectivity situation isn’t 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 processor should also power the next MacBook Air.
Apple’s new model will be unveiled at an event in November. This seems to be the end of the year’s launch window.
The MacBook Pro with M1 Pro, and M1 Max should have a lower price, at $1999. But, the price rise should not come at the expense of significant performance gains.