You can order Apple’s refreshed 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro notebook from Friday, June 17, with retail availability starting beginning Friday, June 24.
- Apple has announced that it’ll begin accepting pre-orders for its 13-inch MacBook Pro sporting the latest M2 chip on Friday, June 17.
- Two configurations: The $1,299 baseline model and the more powerful $1,499 one. The pricier model doubles the SSD storage to 512GB for an extra $200.
- Deliveries of the refreshed notebook will start arriving the following Friday, June 24. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 was unveiled at the June 9 WWDC 2022 keynote alongside a redesigned, M2-equipped MacBook Air.
When can you order Apple’s 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro
As per the announcement in the Apple Newsroom, the refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring Apple’s new M2 chip is available to order this Friday, June 17, from 5am Pacific Time / 8am Eastern Time, with retail availability starting later in June.
When will the M2 13-inch MacBook Pro start shipping?
Apple has confirmed that new M2 MacBook Pro orders will start arriving to customers worldwide beginnning Friday, June 24, 2022.
How to buy Apple’s 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro
You can purchase your 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Apple M2 chip on apple.com. The machine can also be ordered using the official Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad [App Store link]. Additionally, Apple’s authorized resellers also offer this notebook. Other sellers such as Amazon may offer the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, too, but availability may vary from one seller and country to another.
What’s to like about the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is basically an updated version of the previous model. The improvements include Apple’s new M2 chip that offers faster CPU and GPU performance (8 CPU cores, 10 GPU ones), 24 GB of unified memory (up from 16 GB before), 50 percent more memory bandwidth, ProRes acceleration in hardware and up to 20 hours of video playback. Read: Tips for using search in macOS Finder
According to Apple:
For users working with RAW images in apps like Affinity Photo, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is nearly 40 percent faster than the previous generation and up to 3.4x faster for users who are upgrading from a model without Apple silicon. Playing graphics-intensive games like Baldur’s Gate 3 is also nearly 40 percent faster than the previous generation,2 and up to 3.3x faster for customers upgrading from a model without Apple silicon.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro remains the sole Apple notebook in the lineup which still offers the much-maligned Touch Bar that Apple ditched from all its other notebooks.