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Apple’s first M2 machine might be a 13-inch MacBook Professional with Contact Bar


Apple is anticipated to introduce its first MacBook Professional with a next-generation M2 chipset in March, however it might not be the improve many followers are hoping for.

A brand new report, citing a “dependable supply with shut hyperlinks to Apple’s provide chain,” claims the machine shall be an identical to the 13-inch MacBook Professional — full with Contact Bar. It isn’t anticipated to get a show improve.

13-inch MacBook Professional to get M2 chip

Many may have anticipated Apple’s new M2 chip to debut in a flagship Mac that brings sizeable processing and graphics enhancements. Nonetheless, evidently the bottom configuration could also be a lot nearer to the unique M1.

Though some efficiency enhancements are anticipated, it’s believed that the entry-level M2 will characteristic the identical variety of CPU and GPU cores as its predecessor. And it may debut in an entry-level MacBook Professional.

Extra particularly, the M2 is anticipated to energy a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Professional that would make its debut at Apple’s spring occasion subsequent month. And except for the chipset improve, it might be an identical to earlier 13-inch fashions.

The machine “retains the identical design as the present model, together with the Contact Bar, however not like the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional fashions, it won’t have a notch or a ProMotion show,” experiences MacRumors.

Contact Bar isn’t lifeless but

These are considerably shocking claims on condition that it regarded like Apple had lastly thrown within the towel on the controversial Contact Bar. However this specific supply has been dependable up to now, MacRumors says.

Again in October, shortly earlier than Apple’s latest MacBook Professional lineup debuted, the identical supply reported that that the brand new machines would carry bigger shows with a notch however no Face ID. That turned out to be spot on.

It’s not the primary time we’ve heard Apple is planning a 13-inch MacBook Professional refresh, both. Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who has been dependable up to now, lately predicted the identical from Cupertino in 2022.

The large distinction Gurman’s report and the newest is that Gurman does count on Apple to ditch the Contact Bar. We must always discover out who’s proper in just some weeks, with Apple’s occasion supposedly scheduled for March 8.



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