Earlier this week on Tuesday, Apple released an all-new generation of the MacBook Pro, in both the 14-inch and 16-inch models. These new models are a refresh on the new models Apple announced in October 2021. Based on a lot of the video and image files found on the Apple website, many people have been led to believe that Apple originally intended to announce these new devices in October 2022, but for whatever reason was delayed until this week. Apple didn’t hold an event, instead it spread a number of announcements over two days this week, which included the new MacBook Pro models, all-new HomePod and new Mac mini.
These new laptops feature the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which support up to 96GB of unified memory which is shared between the system and the GPU, like other Apple Silicon machines. They also feature WiFi 6E support (6GHz), HDMI 2.1 and are capable of handling more external screens than before.
]The M2 Pro chip can have either a 10-core or 12-core CPU, which are 20% faster than the M1 Pro. That chip also has either a 16-core or 19-core GPU, which again are 30% faster than the M1 Pro before it. The 16-core Neural Engine is up to 40% faster too. Looking at the M2 Max, it has a 12-core CPU which is 20% faster than the M1 Max and it features a 38-core GPU.
For networking, WiFi 6E is now supported, in addition to WiFi 6 (802.11ax) on 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
The all-new MacBook 14-inch and 16-inch are on sale now. Prices are from $1,999 for the 14-inch and $2,499 for the 16-inch in the US. Here in the UK, prices start at £2,149 for the 14-inch and from £2,699 for the 16-inch. The MacBook Pro 16-inch when maxed out costs £6,749 and has the M2 Max with 12‑core CPU, 38‑core GPU and 16‑core Neural Engine, 96GB unified memory and a 8TB SSD.