Apple is rumoured to be making the MacBook Pro bigger, faster, and cheaper, and I can't wait.
Do you want a less expensive 14-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip? I, too,
I was an instant convert to Apple Silicon: I purchased the M1 MacBook Pro (2020) as soon as it became available, and I adore it. It's the best laptop I've ever owned, even better than my orange iBook and my ridiculously large Powerbook G4 17". I just wish it was a little bigger, faster, and less expensive than the current 14-inch model.
So I'm thrilled to hear that Apple is planning an upgrade: the entry-level MacBook Pro 2022 will have a larger display, a more powerful system on a chip, and a lower price tag than the MacBook Pro 14-inch.
The information comes from Twitter leaker DylanDKT, who claims that the new laptop will be available in the second half of 2022. It will have a 14-inch display and an M2 chip, and it will be available at the same time as the redesigned 2022 MacBook Air.
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Although Dylan claims the new model will have the same design as the current M1 Max MacBook Pro 14-inch, that doesn't necessarily mean it will have the same display: instead of a Liquid Retina XDR, it may stick with the current model's LED Retina display.
I spend many hours a day in front of that display, and it's still great: it's connected to one of the best MacBook Pro monitors, and it's still crisper, clearer, and more engaging. I suspect the incoming model will also stick with the relatively limited ports on my MacBook, which has two USB-C ports and nothing else.
The price will be slightly higher than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro but lower than the current 14-inch: the price should be closer to the former than the latter. We'll undoubtedly hear a lot more about the next-generation MacBook Pro between now and its release in late 2022.