WWDC 2022: Apple announces new MacBook Pro 13-inch with M2 chip
The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with M2 is now available, putting an end to speculations of its doom. In contrast to the new MacBook Air 2022, it is not getting a new redesign. The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020) features an 8-core CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, as well as a 10-core GPU (two more cores over the M1). It will also have a 16-core neural engine and a 58.2WHr battery, with Apple claiming a 20-hour battery life thanks to the M2’s efficiency.
It will be available with up to 24GB of unified memory and a 2TB solid-state drive. According to Apple, the M2 in the MacBook Pro is 18% quicker than the M1, and 3.3 times faster than an unnamed Intel Core i7 in gaming performance. The Retina display will have a native resolution of 2560x1600p and a brightness of up to 500 nits. Two Thunderbolt/USB 4 connections with charging capabilities, DisplayPort video-out, Thunderbolt 3 and USB 4 data transfer (up to 40GB/s), and USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10GB/s) will be available as connectors. A 3.5mm headphone jack will also be included.
The controversial Touch Bar, Touch ID, and other features will be included in the MacBook Pro 13-inch 2022. Apple’s website has a complete list of specifications (opens in a new tab). The MacBook Pro 13-inch 2022 will cost $1,299/£1,249/AU$1,999 and will be available for purchase in July 2022, however, preorders are available now.