Apple will unveil its first M2-powered MacBook Pro at a spring event to be held next month, says a new supply chain report by DigiTimes. The report says Apple’s supply chain partner kept their production lines running during the Lunar New Year holiday for the new MacBook Pro, which is set to launch in “early March,” claims the report’s sources.
Apple reportedly will release a spate of new devices in early March, including new MacBook Pro adopting the latest M2 processor, budget-level 5G iPhone SE and iPad, the sources said. Except for the processor, most other components used in the new MacBook Pro reportedly will feature almost the same specs as those for existing model featuring M1 chips, leading MacBook Pro supply chain partners to maintain production during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday to satisfy increasing demand for Mac series, the sources continued.
Currently, the only MacBook Pro model using the original M1 chip is the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro. Apple is rumored to be working on an updated version of this machine, which launched back in November 2020.
This past weekend, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman said Apple’s intention is to release an updated entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip in 2022, but it was expected that we’d see the new machine debut later in the year.
DigiTimes‘ has a mixed track record when it comes to accurately predicting Apple’s plans, especially when it comes to product launch timing.
Apple is expected to host a virtual event on Tuesday, March 8, where it is also expected to unveil new iPhone SE and iPad Air models. Both are believed to boast an A15 chip and 5G support.