For $1,169 and $1,349, respectively, Apple sells the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 that has 256GB and 512GB of storage in the US.
Apple Inc. is a multinational technology firm headquartered in Cupertino, California, focusing on consumer goods, software, and online services. Apple is the world’s largest firm by market capitalization as of June 2022, the fourth-largest personal computer vendor by unit sales, the second-largest producer of mobile phones, and the most significant technological business by revenue (totaling US$365.8 billion in 2021). Together with Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, and Meta, it is one of the Big Five American IT firms.
Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne, and Steve Wozniak established Apple as Apple Computer Company on April 1, 1976, to create and market Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. In 1977, Jobs and Wozniak incorporated the business as Apple Computer, Inc. The following machine produced by the business, the Apple II, quickly rose to popularity and was one of the first microcomputers to be mass-produced. In 1980, Apple went public with immediate financial success. The company created computers with cutting-edge graphical user interfaces, such as the first Macintosh, which was introduced in a well-received commercial in 1984.
By 1985, issues arose with the company’s expensive products and management power disputes. Wozniak left Apple amicably and moved on to other endeavors, whereas Jobs bitterly left Apple and started NeXT, taking some Apple colleagues with him.
First time ever in Canada and the US, tech giant Apple is now offering the 13-inch MacBook Pro equipped with the M2 Apple silicon processor in its refurbished store.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 from Apple retails for $1,169 and $1,349 in the US, respectively, and has 256GB and 512GB of storage.
According to MacRumors, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip and 256GB of storage typically costs $1,299, while the 512GB model costs $1,499.
The tech giant offers pre-owned versions with up to 1TB of storage in the UK.
Along with the revamped MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro received an upgrade this June with the addition of the new M2 Apple silicon processor.
According to Apple, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip is up to 1.4 times faster than the M1-powered model and up to 6 times faster than the 13-inch MacBook Pro from the previous generation with an Intel processor.
It was announced in April 2022 that Samsung Electro-Mechanics would work with Apple on its M2 microprocessor rather than LG Innotek. According to developer logs, four separate M2 processors were being tried with at least nine different Mac models.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s initiative to create its chips helped the company become more profitable and better equipped to handle the semiconductor shortage that developed during the pandemic era. As a result, the sales of Mac computers with M1 chips also increased significantly in 2020 and 2021. It also encouraged other businesses to follow a similar course, including Tesla, Amazon, and Meta Platforms.
Apple launched an online store in April 2022 that allowed anybody in the US to view repair guides and acquire replacement parts for recent iPhones. It is estimated that the price difference between this approach and authorized repair will be negligible.
RealityOS, an operating system allegedly created for virtual and augmented reality headsets, was first referenced in 2017, and a trademark application for it was made in May 2022. Bloomberg reports that the headset is anticipated to be released in 2023.
The Towson, Maryland, Apple Store’s staff voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers on June 18, 2022, making it the nation’s first unionized workplace.
Apple announced the release of the Lockdown Mode, a new security feature, on July 7, 2022. The new operating system’s Lockdown Mode will be accessible in the fall, and it will safeguard high-risk users against spyware cyberattacks.
According to a recent report, suppliers are “gearing up” for the shipments of Apple’s forthcoming laptops, and the company will introduce new MacBook devices next month.
According to earlier reports, Apple is expected to introduce a new MacBook Pro featuring 5-nanometer CPUs.
The 14-inch and 16-inch models will reportedly use these chips, most likely the M2 Pro and M2 Max.
The Mac mini could also debut in the fall of 2022.
The 10th-generation iPad with the A14 chip is slated to launch this fall. It will have an entirely new look that echoes the iPad Pro’s flat design.
Social media mockups show a vertical back camera lens like the iPhone X.
The Apple iPad Pro is said to use an M2 chip, an upgrade from the M1 chips found in the current devices.
As an improvement over the existing models’ M1 chips, the Apple iPad Pro is believed to include an M2 chip.
The iPad Pro may also feature tiny LED backlighting for the 11-inch model, wireless charging with MagSafe, and other features.
According to the report, Apple plans to introduce a 12-inch and a 15-inch MacBook Air at the beginning of 2024.