The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip is arriving in April but Apple was rumored to keep the design unchanged as the existing M1 model, instead of getting it closer to the 14-inch or 16-inch models.
It is widely believed that the company is preparing for a special event in March with a new MacBook alongside a newer iPhone SE.
It was also proposed there that the 13-inch MacBook Pro would look just like the old one with minor changes in specifications.
The new model will allegedly retain the same notch-less display design, one that also apparently won’t have ProMotion support. It will also have the Touch Bar, an element that was removed from the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The MacBook Pro Will Look The Same, Changes In The Specifications
The external stylings will be the same with only changes in the internal. It will use the M2 chip instead of the M1, which is the main upgrade.
The claims from MacRumors stem from information provided by a leaker who previously correctly revealed the existence of the notch on the 14-inch and 16-inch models, and that it didn’t have Face ID support.
Previously, a February 06 report said the new entry-level MacBook Pro would lose the Touch Bar, but wouldn’t have a ProMotion or mini LED display, to save costs. There has also been some speculation in January that Apple could instead introduce a new 14-inch model with M2 to become the new base model option.
The M2 is thought to be an improvement over the M1, with the same eight CPU core count but at higher clock speeds, as well as boosting the GPU core count from 7-core and 8-core options to 9-core and 10-core.