WWDC 2022: New 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 Unlikely to Launch Alongside MacBook Air

Let’s take a look at more details about the MacBook Pro M2 launch and what else to expect from WWDC 2022.

Apple event MacBook Pro M1X M2 WWDC 2022

WWDC 2022 goes live later today at 10.30 pm IST. The Apple event will be hosted virtually for viewers worldwide. At the event, the company is expected to announce iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13 and more. Alongside, the company is also rumoured to launch a new MacBook Air with an M2 chip. There were also rumours of the new M2 MacBook Pro debuting alongside the Air M2 at WWDC 2022. Those waiting for the new MacBook Pro M2 might get disappointed with the latest piece of information.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims that the new M2-powered MacBook Pro is unlikely to launch at WWDC 2022. Let’s take a look at more details about the MacBook Pro M2 launch and what else to expect from WWDC 2022.

No MacBook Pro M2 at WWDC 2022

Apple is unlikely to launch the new MacBook Pro M2 at WWDC 2022. The Pro machine’s launch is delayed due to the lockdowns in China. Gurman, in his Power On newsletter (via 9to5Mac), claimed that Apple planned to launch a faster 13-inch MacBook Pro around the same time as the new Air. However, due to the lockdowns in China, the launch could have been delayed further. Gurman did not reveal the new launch timeline but stated that the machine will look the same as the current 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2020 sans the Touch Bar.

Regarding the M2 chip, it was previously reported that the new M-series Apple Silicon will have an eight-core CPU and a 10-core GPU. It will, of course, will more powerful than the standard M1 chip but will sit below the M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips in terms of performance and efficiency.

Gurman also revealed some details about the M2 MacBook Air. The analyst claimed that the new design is “not dissimilar” to the latest MacBook Pro. It will launch in new colours, which will include dark blue, gold, space grey and silver.

Apple will launch the MacBook Air with a 13-inch display. It will not come with a mini-LED panel or support ProMotion, which is currently exclusive to the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. The M2 Air will have two USB Type-C ports and MagSafe charging as well. Lastly, there will be Touch ID for securely unlocking the laptop.

At WWDC 2022, Apple will announce iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13 and more. There is a chance of the new Mac Pro with an M1 Ultra chip being teased at the event today.  You can click here to know more about what to expect from WWDC 2022.

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