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New 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 will be available to order on June 17

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Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip will become available to order on June 17, with shipments arriving the following week.

Orders will start at 5 a.m. Pacific Time (8 a.m. Eastern) on Friday, June 17. Customers will be able to buy the new MacBook Pro on, through the Apple Store app, or at authorized Apple resellers.

"The 13-inch MacBook Pro is supercharged by the new M2 chip, which begins the next generation of Apple silicon and takes the breakthrough capabilities of M1 even further," Apple wrote of the new device.

Compared to the previous generation MacBook Pro, the new model has an M2 chip with a next-generation 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU. It also supports up to 24GB of Unified Memory, up from the previous cap.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro also has ProRes encoding and decoding for users working with the Apple video standard. Its battery life has also received a boost, with the model lasting up to 20 hours on a charge — longer than any other Apple portable notebook.

Other than those features, the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains unchanged from the previous model. Most of the new MacBook Pro's significant gains are because of the M2 chip, which is an incremental update on the M1 with a real-world performance boost.

It hasn't received any of the major redesigns or new features of the new M2-equipped MacBook Air, which isn't debuting at the same time as the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple also says the new MacBook Pro is created with 100% recycled rare earth elements in its enclosure magnets and 100% recycled tin in the solder of its main logic board.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro will start at $1,299, or $1,199 for education customers. It'll be available in silver and space gray color options.