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In late 2022, Apple is rumored to replace the current 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro with a new 14-inch model sporting an upgraded chip that's slightly more expensive.
The new 14-inch MacBook Pro will sport an "M2" chip and will arrive in the second half of 2022, reputable leaker DylanDKT said on Monday. In a subsequent tweet, DylanDKT added that the device will have the same design as the M1 Pro and M1 Max 14-inch model.
The currently available M1 MacBook Pro 13 will be replaced with a MacBook Pro 14 with an M2 chip in the 2H of 2022. It will receive a slight price increase over the previous generation. Alongside this release time frame, we will receive the redesigned M2 MacBook (Air).— Dylan (@dylandkt) January 17, 2022
Unlike the current M1 Max and M1 Pro models, the 13-inch device features a similar design to previous Intel MacBook Pros.
It isn't clear if the 13-inch model will come equipped with a broader range of ports like the 14-inch MacBook Pro, but a larger I/O selection remains an option if the new model will sport the same design.
Earlier in January, reports claimed that a new MacBook Air model will have a "marginally faster" M2 chip. The M2 chip is expected to have a 10-core GPU, though upgrades to its CPU count or speed are unclear.
Back in October, DylanDKT also detailed the "M2" MacBook Air, claiming that it would sport a more squared-off design like M1 Pro or M1 Max models. The leaker has a solid track record of releasing accurate information about future Apple products.