Apple may release its 2022 13-inch MacBook Pro this spring

2022-04-29 0 By

MacRumors expects Apple to refresh the 13-inch MacBook Pro in 2022, as well as higher-end 14/16 inch models.Sources say the former will arrive this spring, while the latter will appear at the fall event.The 13-inch MBP, which apple last updated with its entry model, dates back to the original M1 Mac (including the MacBook Air/M1 Mac Mini) in November 2020.Design-wise, rumors say the 13-inch MacBookPro will stick with the current style and keep the Touch Bar.On the other hand, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has suggested that Apple will eliminate the Touch Bar, which is no longer available on 14/16 high-end models.As for the screen, the new 13-inch MBP may not have a mini-LED backlight and 120Hz Pro-Motion’s high refresh rate due to cost considerations.By contrast, the biggest change for the 2022 13-inch MacBook Pro is likely to be the latest Apple Silicon M2 chip.Apple has been working on a successor to the M1 since its release.The M2 is expected to use an eight-core CPU, with more refined manufacturing processes, so speed and efficiency are expected to increase.On the GPU side, Apple may go from 7-8 cores in the M1 era to 9-10 cores.Even so, the M2 will still perform worse than the M2 Pro/M2 Max.As for the successor to the 14/16 “MacBook Pro, due out in November 2021, we haven’t heard much yet.It’s unlikely That Apple will change the design of these models — they only introduced the Mini-LED last year — but we can expect a new generation of chips.Finally, DigiTimes, citing supply chain sources, reports that Apple may unveil a new 13-inch MacBook Pro at its flagship spring event on Tuesday, March 8.Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said Apple is working on a new 13-inch MBP, but has not revealed an exact release date.But if the news is correct, the M2 chip could debut as soon as March, earlier than previously expected.