Last year during the Unleashed event, Apple revealed its revamped MacBook Pro powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. Of course, Apple doesn't plan to stop and the company is reportedly planning to launch an entry-level MacBook Pro model powered by an all-new M2 chip.
According to Mark Gurman in his Power On newsletter, the new Pro model laptop is expected to launch in November this year, featuring the M2 chip, which is more powerful than the M1, but still falls short behind the M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets.
Gurman also says that the new model won't include the ProMotion display technology in the 2021 model, which means it won't support variable refresh rates up to 120Hz. Mini-LED backlighting will also be missing so the display won't be as bright and internal storage will be compromised too.
"I'd expect the new entry-level MacBook Pro to match the high-end MacBook Pros by losing the Touch Bar, but key differentiators will be lesser displays, processors, and storage, and no ProMotion nor miniLED. It'll be one of many Macs in the pipeline with the M2 chip, including refreshes to the 24-inch iMac, entry-level Mac mini, and revamped MacBook Air," Gurman wrote.
In a separate report, Gurman suggested that Apple may be hosting an event on 8 March, where the company will reportedly announce the iPhone SE 2022 and new iPad Air.