2022 MacBook Pro said to release in March with M2 chip and a Touch Bar

The rumor: Apple will announce a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with an unchanged design in March, according to a Weibo source spotted by MacRumors (72.7% accurate).

The details, according to the source who first claimed the 14/16-inch MacBook Pros would have a notch…

  • In March, Apple will unveil a replacement to the current 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro…but the only change will be a new M2 chip inside
  • This suggests the rest of the MacBook Pro will remain the same, even keeping the Touch Bar from the old design: no notch or 120Hz ProMotion display will be present

Ian’s Take: While initially, I was skeptical when DigiTimes reported that Apple would release an M2 13’’ MacBook Pro in early March, hearing this from a source that has previously proven to have accurate supply chain information adds more credibility to the rumor. I still find it hard to believe that Apple would release a second-generation M2 system before they finish releasing their highest-end M1-based systems…but this Weibo source has said crazier things before.