Today, Apple announced updates to its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, which originally launched in October 2021 with a complete redesign, more ports, and M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. These ugprades give it the latest M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which are high-performance versions of the second generation of their in-house silicon.
Apple says the latest chips are 6x faster than the equivalent high-spec Intel MacBook Pro, up to 22 hours of battery life, the latest HDMI to support two 8K displays at the same time, and the inclusion of Wi-Fi 6E. . Support to give double speed connectivity.
Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Greg Joswick, said:
“The MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon has been a game changer, empowering professionals to push the boundaries of their workflow on the go and do things they never thought possible on a laptop.”
“Today MacBook Pro gets even better. With faster performance, better connectivity, and the longest battery life in a Mac ever, along with the best display in a laptop, there’s nothing else like it.
The key differences between the M2 Pro and M2 Max compared to the first-generation M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are primarily performance-based.
The M2 Pro has a 10- or 12-core CPU, offering eight high-performance cores and four high-performance cores, giving a 20 percent performance boost over the 2021 M1 Pro model. Apple also says that compiling in Xcode is up to 25 percent faster and image processing in Photoshop is up to 40 percent faster.
The M2 Max takes the graphics performance up to 38 cores, giving 30 percent more graphics performance than the M1 Max, which has up to 96GB of integrated memory.
Despite the fact that Apple didn’t have a press event today as indicated by other product reveals, it has uploaded an 18-minute long keynote-style video to its YouTube channel along with all of today’s announcements.