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In late 2022, Apple is rumored to replace the current 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro with a new 14-inch model sporting an upgraded chip that’s slightly more expensive.
The new 14-inch MacBook Pro will sport an “M2” chip and will arrive in the second half of 2022, reputable leaker DylanDKT said on Monday. In a subsequent tweet, DylanDKT added that the device will have the same design as the M1 Pro and M1 Max 14-inch model.
The currently available M1 MacBook Pro 13 will be replaced with a MacBook Pro 14 with an M2 chip in the 2H of 2022. It will receive a slight price increase over the previous generation. Alongside this release time frame, we will receive the redesigned M2 MacBook (Air).
Alongside the new 13-inch MacBook Pro model, Apple will also release a new MacBook Air equipped with the same M2 chip, the leaker added.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 was first released in November 2020. Alongside the Mac mini and the MacBook Air, it was one of the first Mac models to be powered by a Apple Silicon chipset.
Unlike the current M1 Max and M1 Pro models, the 13-inch device features a similar design to previous Intel MacBook Pros.
It isn’t clear if the 13-inch model will come equipped with a broader range of ports like the 14-inch MacBook Pro, but a larger I/O selection remains an option if the new model will sport the same design.
Earlier in January, reports claimed that a new MacBook Air model will have a “marginally faster” M2 chip. The M2 chip is expected to have a 10-core GPU, though upgrades to its CPU count or speed are unclear.
Back in October, DylanDKT also detailed the “M2” MacBook Air, claiming that it would sport a more squared-off design like M1 Pro or M1 Max models. The leaker has a solid track record of releasing accurate information about future Apple products.

This makes sense, particularly if the base 14” has the additional ports and the redesigned MacBook Air does not, as it will be a bigger differentiator. While I’d like to see the M2 MacBook Air get a bit lighter, that doesn’t seem likely.

I don’t get why Apple just doesn’t make a thin version of the MacBook Pro, call it MacBook, and get rid of the Air at this point. 

I don’t get why Apple just doesn’t make a thin version of the MacBook Pro, call it MacBook, and get rid of the Air at this point. 

I believe the MacBook Air is their best selling laptop so getting rid of that would be silly. 

I believe the MacBook Air is their best selling laptop so getting rid of that would be silly. 

I don’t get why Apple just doesn’t make a thin version of the MacBook Pro, call it MacBook, and get rid of the Air at this point. 

The rumor for the next MBA is a more squared off and thinner design. So, pretty darn close to a thin MBP14/16, but with 13.3″ display. What they brand it, who knows. Either way, if it has a 13.3″ display and is priced from $1000 to $1500, it will sell. The name won’t matter much. They really need to hit a $1000 price point with a 13.3″ display.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t hit the $1000 price point and keep the M1 MBA around for that $1000 price point though.

The rumor for the next MBA is a more squared off and thinner design. So, pretty darn close to a thin MBP14/16, but with 13.3″ display. What they brand it, who knows. Either way, if it has a 13.3″ display and is priced from $1000 to $1500, it will sell. The name won’t matter much. They really need to hit a $1000 price point with a 13.3″ display.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t hit the $1000 price point and keep the M1 MBA around for that $1000 price point though.

tht said:
I don’t get why Apple just doesn’t make a thin version of the MacBook Pro, call it MacBook, and get rid of the Air at this point. 

The rumor for the next MBA is a more squared off and thinner design. So, pretty darn close to a thin MBP14/16, but with 13.3″ display. What they brand it, who knows. Either way, if it has a 13.3″ display and is priced from $1000 to $1500, it will sell. The name won’t matter much. They really need to hit a $1000 price point with a 13.3″ display.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t hit the $1000 price point and keep the M1 MBA around for that $1000 price point though.

Ah, that makes sense.

Ah, that makes sense.
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