In his latest bulletin published on Bloomberg, Mark Gurman points out that Apple could equip the entry-level MacBook Pro with an M2 chip.
According to the report, this silicon chip is the successor to Apple’s M1 and should provide better performance relative to that offered in 2020.
Gurman believes that this device could not rival the M1 Pro and M1 Max in terms of power, which should come as no surprise.
In addition, it has been reported that, like the more powerful MacBook Pro models, the M2 version could ditch the Touch Bar for good.
According to the analyst report, Apple could go “further” with the intention of differentiating its laptops, since “the new MacBook Pro is expected to follow the high-end MacBook Pro and lose the Touch Bar, but the key differences will be the screen, the processors and the storage, as well as no ProMotion or mini-LED”, explains Gurman.
In this way, the 14-inch MacBook Pro would have an LCD screen like the current one. It would feature the same design as the other models, but it will lack the shortcut bar and virtual buttons that debuted in 2016.
The bulletin also reports that the M2 chip should make its way to an entry-level Mac mini, an updated MacBook Air, and a refreshed 24-inch iMac.
A few days ago, Gurman assured that the date chosen by Apple for its spring event would be March 8. That day could serve for the company to present its new devices, in addition to the iOS 15.4 operating system.