The rumor: Apple is going to release a more affordable 14-inch MacBook Pro in the second half of 2022, according to dylandkt (77.5% accurate).
- This new 14-inch MacBook Pro is said to be powered by a M2 chip and will be slightly more expensive than the currently available $1299 M1 MacBook Pro
- The design is said to be identical to the current 14-inch MacBook Pro, which features USB-C, MagSafe, HDMI and a SD card reader
Our take: It sounds like there will be a slight market gap between the redesigned M2 MacBook Air ~$999 and M1 Pro MacBook Pro $1,799…so Apple will be introducing a lower-end 14-inch MacBook Pro for $1,399. I’m just shocked that it will have the same design and ports as the higher-end 14-inch model. This actually sounds like a pretty compelling machine.