The 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro will have a short lifespan as it will soon be replaced by a 14-inch M2 MacBook Pro in the second half of 2022. While we had been hearing about how the MacBook Air will get a new redesign when it gets the M2 chip this year, there had been little to no news regarding the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro.
This made it obvious that the 13-inch display size could be abandoned soon as the fragmentation between the features in 13-inch and 14-inch Pro models did not exist before. Previously, the only difference between the 13-inch MacBook Pro models was the number of USB-C ports and performance – otherwise, users would get almost the same features in terms of I/O, display, audio, and size.
14-inch M2 MacBook Pro
Dylan, who has a reliable track record when it comes to Apple leaks, tweeted earlier today that the 13-inch MacBook Pro model will be replaced by a 14-inch MacBook Pro model with an M2 chip in the second half of 2022. However, this will come with a price increase, which will likely be due to the improved display if we were to make a guess.
The currently available M1 MacBook Pro 13 will be replaced with a MacBook Pro 14 with an M2 chip in the 2H of 2022. It will receive a slight price increase over the previous generation. Alongside this release time frame, we will receive the redesigned M2 MacBook (Air).
This also means that the new colors and redesign will not be available for the new low-end MacBook Pro. Instead, it will take after the design that the current 14-inch MacBook Pro has.
We should find out more about the 14-inch M2 MacBook Pro as the second half of 2022 comes closer.
Dylan also posted another update regarding the Apple Silicon transition. Apple had announced that it will take two years for the transition to complete, and seems to be on track to hit the target.
As per Dylan, Mac Pro will be the latest Intel Mac to be upgraded by an Apple Silicon chip. This will not be an M2 chip but will be an extension of the M1 Max.
The Apple Silicon transition will end by Q4 of 2022. The Mac Pro will be the last device to be replaced. The Mac Pro’s processor will not be an extension of the M2. The processor of the Mac Pro will instead be a further extension of the M1 beyond the cores of the M1 Max.
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