After a long waiting, Apple finally announced its refreshed MacBook Pro 14 and 16, along with the Mac Mini, and all three machines are going to run on the latest Apple Silicon. The latest MacBook Pros run on the Apple M2 Pro and the M2 Max SoC, which offer a significant jump in performance over the previous Apple M2.
The Apple M2 Pro SoC is featured with a 12-core CPU and up to a 19-core GPU, with support for 32GB unified memory. The M2 Max can support a 38-core GPU and 96GB of unified memory. The chips also feature a faster 16-core Neural Engine and Apple’s Media Engine. The new chips are made on a 5nm TSMC production process, with the Apple M2 Pro sporting 40 billion transistors. Apple is offering the Apple M2 in two CPU configs – 10-core and 12-core. They include up to eight performance cores and four efficiency cores.
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 and the MacBook Pro 16 look similar to their predecessor, with minimal changes. They come in 14-inch and 16-inch Retina displays with an iPhone-like notch, sans a Dynamic Island, sadly. Apple assured 22 hours of battery life, the longest ever in a Mac. It uses the MagSafe 3 port for charging and has three Thunderbolt 4 ports, a memory card slot, and an audio jack. The Mac Mini base version is featured with Apple M2 which offers 256GB storage with an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, and 24GB unified memory. The Mac Mini with M2 Pro has a 12-core CPU and up to 19-core GPU with 32GB unified memory.