After months of rumors and leaks, Apple has finally unveiled updated MacBook Pro models with the latest in the industry, M2 Pro and M2 Max Apple silicone chips. The new Macs were not announced in any Apple-styled event, however, it was announced with a small video and a press release.
Every MacBook Pro M1 Pro/Max owner is currently in between envy and doesn’t care mode (including myself). Imagine that you’ve bought a Mac recently and suddenly there’s a newer and better version. And that too with a smaller price cut. Sounds unfair, right? But if you’ve recently bought a MacBook, there’s not much to worry about.
The new M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBooks are slightly better than the previous machines, making them, just a slight upgrade. There’s no “big change” in the 2023 models since they’ve got the same design and internals, except the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets.
The M2 Pro and M2 Max are 30% faster in performance than the previous generations and 40% faster in graphics performance than the previous generations. These new Mac models are great if you’re upgrading from the previous Intel-based Macs because according to Apple, the new Apple Silicone-based Macs are 6x faster than the Intel MacBook Pros.
Hence, you can still stick to your M1 Pro and M1 Max models, unless you’re already drooling over the “new MacBooks.” However, since the new Mac’s pricing is good and they’re slightly better than the last models, you can upgrade from your previous Intel-based MacBooks and enjoy new blazing speeds and performance.
The new MacBook Pros have the same great Liquid Retina Display with Pro Motion technology. The display size is also the same as before with 14″ and 16″ size options. The MacBooks still come with a notch and a 1080p Facetime camera.
Apple will be selling the new MacBook 2023 models starting January 24th, 2023.