13-inch M2 MacBook Pro said to launch in March, keep current case design

A leaker with close links to Apple’s supply chain says that Apple will debut its new M2 chip in a speed-bumped 13-inch MacBook Pro model that will retain the current case design.

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 delivers game-changing performance and the longest battery life ever on a Mac.
Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 delivers game-changing performance and the longest battery life ever on a Mac.

Tim Hardwick for MacRumors:

Based on the new information seen by MacRumors, the upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro retains the same design as the current version, including the Touch Bar, but unlike the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, it will not have a notch or a ProMotion display, contrary to some rumors.

If so, that means the headline difference in the new entry-level MacBook Pro model will be the new M2 chip, which features the same number of CPU cores as the ‌M1 processor‌, up to 10 graphics cores, and improved performance.

The above details were relayed by the original source of last year’s last-minute MacBook Pro notch rumor [about which] MacRumors was first to report…

Well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman… said he believes Apple will remove the Touch Bar on the new 13-inch machine, although he too expects the notebook will lack a ProMotion display.

MacDailyNews Take: Believe it or not, we’re only three weeks away from march 8th, the widely-rumored date for Apple’s first major event of 2022!

(Events, by the way, that the company should get back to conducting live and in person as this wrongheaded vast overreaction is over everywhere but in the most addled, reality-detached pockets of the country. Even in L.A. is over it – see the Super Bowl. At the very least Apple should plan to do a real, live event in June for WWDC 2022. Hopefully Apple execs haven’t become too comfortable with the ease of uploading mistake-free, yet generally lifeless canned video “events”).

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    1. Don’t be fooled. The “Freedom” convoys here in Canada are being organized and led by right wing extremist groups both here in Canada and from outside the country. The vast majority of Canadians are still supportive of mandates and don’t want to see them lifted completely too soon. The right wing media in the US is telling you a much different story, as they always do.

      1. “right wing extremists” are standing up to FAR LEFT extremists in Canadaian government — LONG OVERDUE and ABOUT TIME!

        Oh, and please provide unbiased source of stastistics that “The vast majority of Canadians are still supportive of mandates” which defies common sense. Suspect your empty leftist opinion and nothing more…

        1. It’s true GoeB, I live here. I’d send you links to the polls but you’d dismiss them as “left leaning propaganda” so I won’t bother.

          Our government here is certainly not far left, it’s centre left, if anything and yes, the vast majority of Canadians are supportive of mandates since lifting too many too soon could set us back again, as it did in your right leaning states.

          But the good news is that the current strain appears to be fading out and so yes, some mandates are being lifted here now but based on science, not fake “freedom” protesters.

  1. Hard to believe I read this article on my MacBook Pro 13″….MId 2012.
    I swear it seems as fast as the Airs that were bought for others the last few years.

    I look forward to getting a new Pro this year….and then a new iMac to replace my Mid 2013 BEAST.
    The M1 Mini will be relegated to movies, music and photos.

    Also, you’re full of shit HumDrum.

    1. Polls in Canada show overwhelming disapproval for the protests who absolutely are being led by right wing special interests.That’s a known fact up here. You may not want that to be the truth however it is.

        1. You are correct in some cases, particularly when it comes to politics, but in this case, the polls are all saying the same thing. Canadians do not support the “Freedom” convoy and want the occupiers to go home.

          Again, you need to understand that this is not a convoy of truckers, as the organizers have tried to spin in an effort to gain mass appeal. The trucking industry here has publicly condemned and distanced themselves from it. The right wing organizers behind it have unsuccessfully tried since the start of COVID to get this to happen and while we all are tired of restrictions and want life to get back to normal, this is not the way to do it.

          What these people want is not actually freedom, it’s freedom from responsibility which is called anarchy. One of their other goals at the start was to overthrow the government with their so called “Memorandum of Understanding” which they now of course have backed away from saying they were never serious about it. Is anarchy what you want?

          It’s funny how it’s okay when the right tries to overthrow a government as your last President tried, and continues to do, by spreading lies about election fraud. Someone made a comment here recently about how the Democrats in your country apparently have plans on creating an authoritarian regime, despite no actual evidence to support that, all the while ignoring Trump violating the rule of law and Republican states enacting voting restrictions and re-structuring voting areas to favour their candidates. That is the very definition of authoritarian but it’s okay when it’s your side right?

          Anyway, you won’t believe any of this so I am wasting my time I’m sure but I’ll leave you with this.


          1. Wow…you just absolutely without a doubt proved to me that you are COMPLETELY full of shit.

            You know so little about reality in America I doubt you know any more in Canada.

            1. If you take the time to look outside the right-wing information bubbles you might actually learn something but I suspect that you know what the actual truth is but because it doesn’t jive with your world view, you just ignore it and hope it goes away.

              The fact is that the electoral college in the US overwhelming favours the GOP and without it, they’d never even come close to electing a conservative president. Other than Bush after 9/11 no conservative presidential nominee recently has come close to winning the popular vote and Trump lost the popular vote in record numbers and no amount of stomping around wishing the vote was rigged will change that.

              The sad thing is that the GOP no longer has a viable platform so are relying on voter restrictions and gerrymandering to win and if that doesn’t concern you then it really should. Democracy is in danger of being wiped out in the US.

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