Last year Apple made a lot of changes to their MacBook Pro.
A New Keyboard layout, more utility ports, and a few other significant and non-significant additions were made to the device. But the thing that struck out the most was the overpowered M1 Processor.
It was probably the most dependable, powerful, and capable chipset Apple had produced to date. But, this year Apple could really aim for the stars with their processors with the introduction of M2.
And, here’s everything you need to know about it…
The release date of the MacBook Pro & M2
According to a fairly trustworthy tech tipper, the MacBook Pro 2022 is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2022, probably around the autumn timeframe. It will be followed by 2022's MacBook Air 2022.
The laptop's name suggests that it is expected to be unveiled in the spring.
However, it's difficult to determine the validity of this information. Another source claims the release date for the brand new MacBook Pro will arrive in March.
This isn't in line with the original assertion. However, if we were to see a new Mac in the spring, according to sources like Mark Gurman, perhaps this would be the Pro instead of the Air.
MacBook Pro 2022: price
As long as we don't hear an official announcement from Apple, it will not be able to tell us whether the anticipated MacBook Pro 2022 will be priced.
However, based on the information we've heard, it's possible that the price for the initial MacBook Pro will be less than $2,000 and could be between $1,299 and $1,499.
The speculation is based on the possibility that it is believed that the MacBook Pro 2022 is rumored to be an entry-level model.
Considering that the current basic Pro is the old 13.2-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 (starting cost of $1,299), the replacement is likely to conform to the existing pricing structure.
There's plenty of reason to believe Apple may hike the price of the new MacBook Pro 2022 a bit.
In the past, the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2021 cost approximately $100 more than the previous model in the same way, for instance, and its smaller, 14-inch Pro was also a price hike.
If Apple launches something similar to the new Pro in the coming year, we're likely to see the price of the new MacBook Pro 2022 jump to $1,499.
MacBook Pro 2022: Design
A few speculative details have yet to surface regarding what we can anticipate from the next MacBook Pro 2022 in terms of design modifications.
Their internal layout devices are the most talked-about issue of discussion to date since the new Pro is expected to feature an entirely new component of Apple silicon, the Apple M2 processor.
Externally, it's safe to believe that Apple will introduce the design enhancements of the 2021 MacBook Pros to a new model in 2022.
This means a slimmer lid and slimmer bezels around the display, which will be larger at 14 inches compared to the MacBook Pro's entry-level 13-inch display.
However, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says that the laptop does not have the mini-LED screens that are used by 2021's MacBook Pros. It also won't have ProMotion, which has the option of a variable refresh rate that can go up to 120Hz.
If that's the case, this could be due to Apple cutting costs on this entry-level Pro. As a result, the mini-LED display will probably be discarded in favor of the more affordable IPS LCD Retina display, similar to those that are used in MacBook Airs.
We are also expecting to see the introduction of an HDMI out and an SD card reader along with the standard assortment of Thunderbolt 4 ports.
We would like to see a future Pro released in 2022 that features the same MagSafe 3 charging port that Apple introduced on its 2021 Pros since it's simple to use, and we love having the option of charging through the choice of MagSafe 3 or USB-C.
Don't be too surprised if it turns out that your MacBook Pro 2022 is designed with a notch on the top of the bezel.
A notch is surrounded by the webcam in the 2021 Pros, and, despite creating problems, the notch isn't too bad. So you will indeed get used to the notch.
The most exciting piece of information we've heard about the specifications of a forthcoming MacBook Pro in 2022 is Mark Gurman's claim that it will feature an Apple M2 chip.
The word is that it's likely that the M2 will feature the same 8-core processor that was the M1's original chip (albeit with faster clock speeds). But will feature an upgraded 10-core GPU in place of the 8-core processor in the M1.
If all goes as planned, then we could be in the midst of a scenario where similar to November of 2020, Apple introduces a brand new MacBook Pro and a new MacBook Air running on the M2 chip in 2022.
But, first, we'll need to check out how the chip inside the latest Pro's entry-level Pro stands up to those in the M1 Pro and M1 Max, which are the spruced-up M1 chips Apple included in the 2021 Pros.
Apple's U1 chip that powers ultra-wideband connectivity is predicted for the next generation of Mac computers.
And, that was everything we know about the M2 MacBook, until now.
Thank you for bearing with us. We promise to keep you updated on any upcoming rumors and leaks. But, until then. Stay tuned and Have a Good Day!