In the event you’ve been wanting longingly on the 14-inch MacBook Pro however don’t need to drop $2,000 on a brand new laptop computer, an answer could also be on the best way. A brand new rumor claims that Apple is getting ready to launch a brand new mannequin that prices lots of much less.
DylanDKT on Twitter follows up on Mark Gurman’s speculation of a new low-end MacBook Professional with some intriguing particulars. Based on the submit, the present M1 MacBook Professional 13 will likely be changed with a brand new model of the 14-inch MacBook Professional powered by an M2 chip.
It’s unclear whether or not the brand new fashions may have the identical Liquid Retina XDR show or persist with the usual LED retina within the present mannequin. Dylan says the brand new mannequin will “have the identical design because the M1 Professional and M1 Max MacBook Professional 14,” although it’s unclear if that extends to the notch and the ports. Nonetheless, it nearly actually means the Contact Bar is gone.
Whereas the M2 processor will technically be a more recent chip than the M1 Professional and M1 Max within the present 14-inch Professional, it’s going to truly be slower, doubtless considerably so. That would create some confusion with clients, however the value distinction ought to assist type issues out. Dylan says the brand new mannequin will obtain “a slight value improve over the earlier era,” which begins at $1,299. So the brand new mannequin will nonetheless be at the least $500 lower than the present entry-level 14-inch Professional.
Dylan expects that laptop computer to be launched within the second half of 2022 alongside the “redesigned M2 MacBook (Air),” which can be expected to have a new design and M2 chip.
Michael Simon has been masking Apple for the reason that iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with know-how goes again to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He is nonetheless ready for that to come back again in fashion tbh.