Apple at its WWDC pre-recorded announcement—the company’s biggest software announcement of the year—just announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip and a new MacBook Air which will also run on its new M2 processor. The external appearance itself, though, doesn’t seem to be getting much of a revamp.
The newest MacBook Pro starts at $1,299. Apple didn’t provide exact release dates, but said it would be released next month, while MacBook Air which comes in four colors: space grey, starlight, midnight, and silver will cost $1,199.
The company’s Mac production has been severely slowed by Covid-related lockdowns in China.
Apple is promising up to 20 hours of battery life, along with an 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU and up to 24 GB of memory with the new Macbook Pro.
Apple says it takes up 25% less volume than the last MacBook Air. It’s 2.7 pounds and will have a 13.6″ display with thinner borders than its predecessor. The new MacBook Air has 18-hour battery life for watching video. Apple didn’t provide an exact launch date except that it will be released next month. Apple’s Mac production has been severely slowed by lockdowns in China.