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Aizaz khan
Aizaz khan
Aizaz was the first person to get a byline on his blog on technology from his home in Bannu in 2017. Then, he went on to a career in breaking things professionally at my electric sparks which is where he eventually took over the kit as a hardware editor. Today, as the senior editor of hardware for my electric sparks, he spends time reporting about the most recent developments in the hardware industry and technology. If he's not reporting on hardware or electronics, you'll see him trying to be as remote from the world of technology as possible through camping in the wild.

Apple hasn’t made any announcements about the speculated MacBook Pro 2022. Still, recent reports suggest an entry-level model that is less expensive than the MacBook Pro model due at the end of the coming year.

Instead of focusing on professional power, The MacBook Pro is expected to prioritize professional capacity. MacBook Pro is likely to focus on efficiency over raw performance due to the similarly speculated Apple M2 processor believed to be the device’s heartbeat.

The MacBook Pro 2022 may well replace the $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro M1 as the entry-level MacBook Pro. If it implements the clever design improvements we witnessed on the new Pro models of 2021 and offers a boost in specs, the anticipated MacBook Pro 2022 could be one of the biggest Apple launches. ( MacBook Pros currently require a long time to arrive -Here are the most reliable alternatives).

We’ve got everything we know about MacBook Pro 2022 so far.

Recent MacBook Pro 2022 news (updated June 6)

MacBook Pro 2022 rumored release date

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The MacBook Pro 2022 will likely be unveiled in the fall, like the 2021 Pros seen above. (Image credit: Apple via YouTube)

It was widely speculated for unveiling during WWDC 2022 (make sure you follow the WWDC live stream). However, the reliable Apple sources and Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman has claimed it could be delayed by a few days, possibly due to the covid-19 lockdowns that are taking place in China in China, in which Apple produces a significant portion of its manufacturing products which could disrupt the laptop’s plan of action.

“A faster 13-inch MacBook Pro had also been planned to launch around the same time as the new Air, but those same lockdowns in China could have thrown off that part of the roadmap,” stated Gurman. “When that machine launches, expect it to look the same as the current 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2020 sans the Touch Bar.”

Gurman didn’t explain when we can anticipate seeing the brand new MacBook Pro model, but we’d expect it to be released in late summer or this fall.

MacBook Pro 2022 price speculation

In the meantime, until we get official confirmation from Apple, We won’t know whether the anticipated MacBook Pro 2022 will be priced.

However, based on the information we’ve heard, it’s likely that the cost of the first MacBook Pro will be less than $2,000 and could be between $1,299 and $1,499. The speculation is based on the possibility it is believed that MacBook Pro 2022 is rumored to be an entry-level model. And since the present basic Pro is the older 13.2-inch MacBook Pro with M1 (starting at $1,299), The replacement is likely to conform to the same price structure.

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Rumors suggest the 2022 MacBook Pro will be an entry-level model, and priced accordingly — expect a starting price between $1,299 – $1,499. (Image credit: Future)

However, there’s a solid reason to believe that Apple may go a bit more expensive with the pricing of a brand new MacBook Pro 2022. In the past, the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2021 cost around $100 more than the previous model Pro, for instance, while its smaller, 14-inch Pro was also a price increased. Therefore, if Apple decides to launch a similar product in the new Pro in the coming year, we’re expecting to witness the cost of the new MacBook Pro 2022 jump to $1,499.

MacBook Pro 2022 design

There are no details yet on what to anticipate from a brand’s future MacBook Pro 2022 design and style changes. Internal design and layout of the devices have been the most discussed issue of discussion to date since the coming Pro is expected to feature an entirely new component of Apple silicon called the Apple M2 processor.

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Here’s hoping MagSafe charging is included in the MacBook Pro 2022 (Image credit: Henry T. Casey)

We can expect Apple to bring the design enhancements of 2021 MacBook Pros to a new model in 2022. The rumors state that there will not be a modification to the design.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims that the MacBook Pro isn’t equipped with the mini-LED screens used by 2021’s MacBook Pros. It also won’t have ProMotion but has an adjustable refresh rate of 120Hz. If this is the case, it’s likely to be the result of Apple trimming the price of this entry-level Pro. Mini-LED displays are likely to be replaced with an IPS LCD that is less expensive. 

Retina displays are similar to those that are found in the MacBook Airs.

There is no significant design opportunity, which could be an enormous disappointment for those hoping to purchase a MacBook Pro 2022. It’s likely to receive an upgrade to its internal specs; however, that may not be enough when considering other laptop manufacturers’ fierce competitors.

MacBook Pro 2022 specs

The most exciting information we’ve received about the specifications of a brand new MacBook Pro in 2022 is Mark Gurman’s assertion that it will feature an Apple M2 chip. The word is it’s likely that M2 will have the same CPU with eight cores that was the M1’s original chip (albeit operating at higher speeds); however, it will be equipped with ten seats of GPU in place of an 8-core processor found on the M1.

The rumored M2 chip doesn’t need to outperform the M1 Pro and M1 Max (appearing here in a perf v. power chart from Apple) to significantly improve on the already impressive performance of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1. (Image credit: Apple via YouTube)

If all goes as planned, we’re in the midst of a scenario where similar to November of 2020, Apple introduces a brand updated MacBook Pro and a new MacBook Air running on the M2 chip in 2022. We’ll have to wait to examine how the chip in the latest Pro, which is the entry-level Pro, stands up to those in the M1 Pro and M1 Max, are the upgraded M1 chips Apple included in the 2021 Pros.

Apple’s U1 chip that powers ultra-wideband connectivity is considered for mac computers of the future too.

MacBook Pro 2022 outlook

Everything we’ve heard about this MacBook Pro 2022 thus far gives us a reason to be confident about the chances of seeing one. Apple has gone from strength to improvement on the computing front since the launch of its first M1-powered MacBooks, with the release of late 2022 appearing to be the perfect time to release the refreshed starting-up MacBook Pro with an improved M2 processor.

What’s even more fascinating is the idea of testing the performance of a brand new MacBook Pro 2022 against the 2021 Pros equipped with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. They’re already super-fast; you’ll need to ask whether the M2 chip that’s been rumored to be coming out?

The newly upgraded M1 Max chip in our 16-inch MacBook Pro 2021 review unit provided a colossal performance, particularly when it comes to video, and it isn’t easy to imagine a brand new low-end MacBook Pro topping that. However, our review unit cost more than $4,000; we expect the new MacBook Pro 2022 model to begin with less than $1500. How do they compare?

We’ll have to sit tight and see if we can get one to test it if the following MacBook Pro is finally released.

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