MacBook Pro with M2 chip to Launch Later This Year. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman revealed in his Power On newsletter today, that Apple will have a virtual event on Tuesday, March 8 to unveil new iPhone SE and iPad Air models, both of which are likely to include an A15 processor and 5G support.
Apple also plans to release at least one new Mac this spring, according to Gurman, although it’s unclear if that Mac will be unveiled during Apple’s event.
Because an Apple silicon replacement for the 27-inch iMac is not expected until August or September, this new Mac might be a high-end Mac mini powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max Processor.
According to Gurman, Apple has at least four new Macs powered by M2 processor in the works, including redesigned MacBook Air, entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, and entry-level Mac mini.
These Macs are anticipated to arrive later this year, once Apple finishes launching its final Macs sporting M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
Gurman believes the Touch Bar will be removed from Apple’s upcoming entry-level MacBook Pro, and also that the laptop would be devoid of a ProMotion display.