Does the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple silicon (2020) support Thunderbolt 3?

MacBook Pro (late 2020) with Photoshop
MacBook Pro (late 2020) with Photoshop (Image credit: Apple)

Does the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple silicon (2020) support Thunderbolt 3?

Best answer: Yes. The 13-inch MacBook Pro Apple silicon does support Thunderbolt 3. It ships with two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports, which you can use to support peripherals like Apple's Pro Display XDR with 6K resolution.Something new: MacBook Pro 13-inch (opens in new tab) (From $1299 at Apple)

Say hello to the first MacBook Pro Apple silicon

The 13-inch MacBook Pro (late 2020) is the first Pro model to use Apple silicon. In this case, it comes with an Apple M1 processor. With this chip, this MacBook Pro is considered the most powerful and efficient one to date. You can get up to 17 hours of web browsing and 20 hours of video playback from a single battery charge. Storage options include 256GB, 528GB, 1TB, or 2TB. For RAM, you get two options: 8GB or 16GB unified memory. Like earlier models, you get a Touch Bar, which is the closest thing you can get on a Mac to a touch screen.

Still need Intel?

Apple is still selling an Intel-based 13-inch MacBook Pro, which was released earlier this year. The model offers up to a 4-core Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of memory, up to 4GB of storage, and much more. This MacBook Pro version includes four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

To get the best price on your new MacBook Pro or any other MacBook, be sure to check out our MacBook Deals guide.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.