Apple’s New 13-Inch MacBook Pro With M2 Goes Up For Pre-Order June 17

Apple’s new M2-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro will go up for pre-order on June 17 — this coming Friday. The new machine will begin arriving with customers starting June 24, the company confirmed via press release.

The new MacBook Pro starts at $1,299 and is the first machine to ship with the new M2 Apple silicon inside. The other machine announced alongside it, the new MacBook Air, will also use the same chip but has so far not been given an official release window other than “next month.”

Both of the new MacBook offerings were announced as part of the WWDC22 opening keynote last week and the new M2 chip means for some impressive battery life — up to 20 hours — and great performance.

Users love the compact design of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and now with M2, it gets even more performance and capabilities. It features a next-generation 8-core CPU with advancements in both performance and efficiency cores, along with Apple’s next-generation GPU, which now has up to 10 cores — two more than M1. And with its active cooling system, MacBook Pro is designed to sustain pro performance for those with more demanding workflows.

The new MacBook Pro can support up to 24GB of RAM, an increase over the previous 16GB limit of the M1-powered version, and comes with the same Touch Bar that we’re all familiar with.

While this new machine now has a release date, it’s the all-new MacBook Air that people are most interested in. It’s notable that Apple hasn’t decided to have both products ship at the same time, although that could be down to manufacturing timescales related to something only the MacBook Air has — that notch!

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