Apple announces M2 MacBook Pro orders begin this Friday and ship next week

The news: Orders for the new M2 MacBook Pro are happening ahead of schedule, according to a new press release from Apple.

  • “On Friday, June 17, at 5 a.m. PDT, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 will be available to customers to order on, the Apple Store app, and through Apple Authorized Resellers, and will start arriving to customers worldwide on Friday, June 24,” the release says
  • Apple previously said that both the M2 MacBook Air and Pro wouldn’t be shipping until July, but it appears that the Pro was ready ahead of schedule
  • The new 13-inch MacBook Pro looks identical to the previous generation and even features the Touch Bar…but now packs the powerful M2 chip with a faster 8-core CPU and new 10-core GPU

Sam’s take: This is great news! We’re getting our hands on the M2 chip earlier than Apple said we would. Looking forward to testing it against my M1 devices and seeing what noticeable changes there are generation-over-generation. Also, the time for orders isn’t the middle of the night anymore…it’s 7am CST!