2022 MacBook Pro announced with an Apple M2 SoC, 13.3-inch screen, and more ↺
A listing on a popular e-commerce website inadvertently confirmed the existence of a refreshed 13.6-inch MacBook Pro running Apple's brand new M2 chip. It has now been officially announced at WWDC 2022 alongside the lighter MacBook Air, also powered by the same silicon.
Other than the upgraded SoC, the 2022 MacBook Pro is largely similar to its predecessor, complete with a touch bar. The 13.3-inch display has a resolution of 2,560x1,600 pixels, a peak brightness of 500 nits, and 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. The laptop can output video to one 6K monitor at 60 Hz.
The 2022 MacBook Pro has just two Thunderbolt ports, one 3.5 mm audio jack that supports high-impedance devices, but no MagSafe connector like the MacBook Air. Wireless connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6. Its 59 Wh battery supports 65 W fast charging. Apple claims that one can get up to 20 hours of screen time in a single charge.
One can configure the 2022 MacBook Pro with up to 24 GB of RAM and 2 TB of system storage. Other features include an active cooling mechanism, ProRes encode/decode support, and a 720p webcam, which is odd, given that the 2022 MacBook Air packs a 1080p module.
The 2022 MacBook Pro will go on sale next month across all major online and offline retailers starting at US$1,299.