Next month, Apple will announce a new M2 Arm processor as part of the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, according to MacRumors, citing a reliable source with close ties to the Apple supply chain.
It is reported that the new laptop will not see any major design changes compared to the MacBook Pro 2020 based on the M1 chip. The upcoming entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro will reportedly sport the same design as the current version of the device, including the Touch Bar and screen without the notch found on older models in the series. The display will not receive support for high refresh rates.
A recent leak debunks some previous rumors that claimed the new MacBook Pro would ditch the touch bar above the keyboard and get an updated design with a 14-inch screen. Apparently, the main innovation will be the use of Apple’s new generation Arm processor called M2. The new chip is said to have the same number of CPU cores as the M1, up to 10 graphics cores, and offer users better performance.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is expected to be unveiled at Apple’s spring event, which is expected to take place on March 8th. According to rumors, the new iPhone SE and iPad Air with the A15 Bionic chipset will be presented on the same day.