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- Apple has just announced a new MacBook Pro at WWDC 2022.
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Apple has just announced a brand new MacBook Pro at WWDC 2022.
The new device will replace the current 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 as one of the best MacBooks available alongside the current 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro (2021). It'll be powered by the new M1 chip, the latest iteration on Apple's powerful Apple silicon.
If you imagine the 2020 MacBook Pro, you can imagine what this machine is — it's the same externally and contrary to expectations it retains the Touch Bar. Users can expect up to 20 hours of battery life, while power users will be able to spec up to 24GB of RAM to go with their new M2 chip and ProRes acceleration.
Buyers of the new MacBook Pro will pay $1299, with Apple saying that the new machine will go on sale next month. The new MacBook Pro will ship alongside the refreshed MacBook Air, both powered by the new M2 chip.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro doesn't have all of the same features as the more advanced 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro notebooks, but it does not have the next generation of chip. Expect Apple to update its other MacBook Pro machines with M2 variants of the Pro and Max chips in due course.
Apple's new Macs will also run the latest version of macOS when it ships later this year. The new macOS Ventura is coming later this year.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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