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M2 MacBook Pro release date now June 24, pre-orders Friday 17

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What you need to know

  • Apple's new M2 MacBook Pro will be available to pre-order this Friday.
  • It will be delivered on June 24, and arrives in stores on the same day.
  • It features the new M2 Apple silicon chip.

Apple's new M2 MacBook Pro is going live for pre-order this Friday, and will be in stores next week.

The company announced Tuesday:

On Friday, June 17, at 5 a.m. PDT, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 will be available to customers to order on apple.com, the Apple Store app, and through Apple Authorized Resellers, and will start arriving to customers worldwide on Friday, June 24. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is supercharged by the new M2 chip, which begins the next generation of Apple silicon and takes the breakthrough capabilities of M1 even further. It features incredible performance, up to 24GB of unified memory, ProRes acceleration, and up to 20 hours of battery life,1 all in a compact design. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 joins the even more powerful 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max to round out the strongest MacBook Pro lineup ever. With even more performance and capabilities than before, the 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,299 and $1,199 for education.

The move is a big surprise after Apple announced that the M2 MacBook Pro and new M2 MacBook Air would both be available in July, having unveiled both at WWDC 2022.

The M2 MacBook Pro is unchanged from the MacBook Air with M1, one of Apple's best MacBooks, save the new M2 Apple silicon chip. It features up to 24GB of unified memory and up to 10 GPU cores.

The new MacBook Pro will start at $1,299 and will be available to pre-order from this Friday. Apple did not provide any timeline for its new MacBook Air.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.