13-inch Apple MacBook Pro model with M2 chip will be released on March 8: report

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta February 9, 2022
Updated 2022/02/09 at 9:50 AM

The Apple MacBook Pro, powered by the company’s M2 silicon, is expected to launch at an upcoming spring launch event in March. According to one report, Apple’s supply chain partners kept production running over the Lunar New Year holidays for the upcoming MacBook Pro. Another report mentions that Apple intends to release – later this year – an updated version of its Entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro that will feature the latest Apple M2 processor. The next MacBook Air will also feature Apple’s M2 processor.

according to a report by DigiTimes, Apple will release the updated MacBook Pro – powered by the M2 silicon chip – on March 8. According to the report, the Cupertino giant’s supply chain partners continued production during the week-long Lunar New Year break.

The report citing sources says Apple will launch a number of new devices in early March, including the new MacBook Pro adopting the latest M2 processor, the budget-grade iPhone SE 3 5G and a new iPad. Except for the processor, most of the other components used in the new MacBook Pro will have almost the same specs as the existing MacBook Pro model with the M1 chip.

While the report didn’t mention the size of the upcoming MacBook Pro, the only MacBook Pro equipped with the original M1 chipset is the entry-level 13-inch variant. As there is no official confirmation, this information should be taken with caution.

Another report by Apple analyst Mark Gurman claims that the Cupertino giant is aiming to release an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro in 2022, but it was supposed to arrive in the second half of this year after Apple finishes releasing MacBook Pro models with your M1 Pro and M1 Max processors.

Apple’s updated MacBook Pro with M2 chipsets is expected to arrive alongside the updated MacBook Air, which is also powered by Apple’s new processor. Apple’s M2 chip will have the same number of CPU cores as its predecessor, up to 10 graphics cores, and improved performance.

Gurman also claims that Apple may omit the Touch Bar from the upcoming entry-level MacBook Pro as it may also lack the ProMotion display.

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