MacBook Pro M2 on March 8? iPhone SE 5G launch event could be packed

MacBook Pro M2 could debut alongside the iPhone SE 5G at the March 8 launch event. Here are latest updates.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 00:02 IST
13-inch MacBook Pro
13-inch MacBook Pro could get the new M2 chip at the March 8 event (Apple)
13-inch MacBook Pro
13-inch MacBook Pro could get the new M2 chip at the March 8 event (Apple)

MacBook Pro M2 could be happening at the March 8 launch event! Based on latest rumours emerging from Cupertino, it now seems that Apple is preparing a new 13-inch MacBook Pro powered by M2 chip alongside the iPhone SE 5G and the new iPad Air. The laptop is expected to retain most aspects from the existing model but will only use a new chipset, says the tip. Apple is yet to confirm anything on this front.

Based on a report from DigiTimes, it is said that Apple will debut the new M2 chip as the successor to the 2020's M1 chip. The report says that Apple's supply chain partners have continued production during the Lunar New Year holidays in China to make the launch possible. Apple is said to have retained most of the features and design elements from the current 13-inch MacBook Pro using the M1 chip.

MacBook Pro M2 could launch soon

A previous tip from analyst Mark Gurman said that the new M2 chip could be largely based on the current-gen M1 chip but with certain upgrades to graphics performance. However, this MacBook Pro with the M2 chip was expected to launch late in 2022; around the month of October when Apple usually announces new Mac products.

Hence, you should take this with a pinch of salt. Most Apple leaks have been proven lately; casein point being the leaked details on the Apple Watch Series 7 and MacBook Pro models from last year.

Leaks have so far suggested that Apple's main focus for the March 8 event will be the new iPhone SE 5G. This phone will be based on the 2020 iPhone SE and will retain most of the same features. Even the design of the iPhone SE is said to remain unchanged. However, Apple could be using the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13 to enable 5G connectivity and offer improved performance.

Apple is also said to be working on an iPad Air update. The new model will be largely based on the 2020 model but Apple could give it the new A15 Bionic chip for improved performance and faster 5G connectivity.

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First Published Date: 10 Feb, 11:05 IST