A new Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 (2022) was announced at the start of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), paving the way for the next era of Apple Silicon.

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New 13-inch MacBook Pro // Image Apple.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 Specifications & Overview (2022)

Unlike the new MacBook Air, also announced during the WWDC, this next iteration of the 13-inch MacBook Pro offers a significant power boost from the M1 to the new M2 chip but little else.

As you can see from the side-by-side below, there’s not much in it, and if you’re lucky enough to be running the M1 13-inch MBP Apple has made it reasonably easy for you to work out if you need an upgrade… you most likely don’t!

Instead, Apple has updated the 13-inch MBP line now that the M2 chip is available and giving any 13-inch MacBook Pro owners who require a new machine the option of getting one with the best technology.

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Power-intensive apps will run better on M2 // Image Apple.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro M2// Features

The new M2 chip, Apple says, is 18% fast than the M1 and an impressive 35% more powerful. Big numbers considering the M1 was only released in 2020 and got updated versions in the Pro & Max versions just last year.

Most notably for most users will be the memory bandwidth upgrade which is 50% more compared to the M1, which means the new M2 13-inch MBP model can be configured up to 24GB fast unified memory.

macOS has been designed for Apple silicon, and the combination of macOS Monterey and the powerful new M2 delivers breakthrough performance and productivity for users.

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Same, same, same

Away from the M2 power, the 2022 MacBook Pro is almost identical to the 2020 model; there’s not even room for the new Midnight colour option the 2022 MacBook Air has been graced with. Even the touch bar has somehow managed to keep its place.

The 2022 MBP is the same size and weight as before and shares the same 13.3″ Retina LED-backlit display with a 720p HD FaceTime cam at the top.

As a comparison, the new Air has had a bump to 1080p!

Support for Spatial audio is a welcome addition and, along with the M2 chip, will make this a more desirable option for users working with power-intensive creative apps. Apple is expecting the battery performance to match the M1. Even with the additional power from the M2, there will be around 20 hours between charges, depending on the use.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro M2// Specifications

M1 13″ MBP (2020)M2 13″ MBP (2022)
Dimensions1.5×30.4×21.2 cm1.5×30.4×21.2 cm
Weight1.4kg1.4kg
Colour OptionsSilver
Space Grey
Silver
Space Grey
Display13.3″ Retina
True Tone
13.3″ Retina
True Tone
ProcessorApple M1Apple M2
Storage256GB
512GB
1TB
2TB
256GB
512GB
1TB
2TB
Memory8GB
16GB
8GB
16GB
24GB
Camera720p FaceTime HD720p FaceTime HD
AudioStereo Speakers
Dolby Atmos support
Stereo Speakers
Spatial Audio support
Dolby Atmos support
Ports2x Thunderbolt
Audio Jack
2x Thunderbolt
Audio Jack
Battery PerformanceUp to 20 hoursUp to 20 hours
WebsiteDiscontinuedapple.com
In the Box13-inch MacBook Pro M1
USB-C 2m Charge cable
61W USB-C Power Adapter
13-inch MacBook Pro M2
USB-C 2m Charge cable
67W USB-C Power Adapter

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro M2// Pricing

The new Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 starts at $1,299/£1,349 and can be ordered directly from apple.com.

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