Rumor: 'Successor 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro also gets new design'


At the end of 2021, Apple introduced the 2021 MacBook Pro. In addition to the M1 Pro chip and M1 Max chip, Apple also introduced a brand new design. But there is also still a MacBook Pro in the range that still has the previous design: the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip. According to developer and rumored @DylanDKT, this model will get an upgrade in 2022. There will be a new chip, new screen and a new design, he says.

‘M1 successor MacBook Pro gets new design, 14-inch display and M2 chip’

According to the rumor, who more often gives good predictions and reported correct information, this model would come out in the second half of 2022. This new MacBook Pro makes the switch to an M2 chip, and the screen also gets an upgrade from 13-inch to 14-inch. It is not clear whether the display will also become mini-LED as with the high-end MacBook Pro.

This model will also receive the same new design as the 2021 models, the rumor adds in a subsequent tweet. That means a somewhat more angular design, where the model is also somewhat thicker. He also adds that all ports of the current 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro/Max chip will also be included in the new model. So expect an HDMI port and an SD card slot, in addition to several USB-C ports.

Apple's lineup could then look like this:

  • M2 MacBook Pro, 14-inch (successor M1 MacBook Pro, 13-inch; 2020)
  • M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro, 14-inch (2021)
  • M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro, 16-inch (2021)

Finally, the source says that the price of the new M2 model is slightly higher than the current M1 version. The M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch is available from €1.449, so a price a few hundred euros higher is not inconceivable. Earlier, Mark Gurman also said that Apple is working on a new entry-level MacBook Pro, along with four other Macs.