When Apple first launched their M1 chipsets, one of the computers that received the chipset was the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Apple later refreshed the MacBook Pro lineup with new 14-inch and 16-inch options, as well as M1 Pro and Max chipsets, so at the moment it is unclear what will become of the 13-inch model.
Now according to a report from Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter, he claims that Apple is working on a new entry-level MacBook Pro that could be powered by Apple’s upcoming rumored M2 chipset. It is unclear what size this entry-level model will be, but apparently one of the ways Apple will be keeping it “affordable” will be by using an LCD screen.
This means that it will not be using the mini LED displays that Apple introduced in the 14-inch and 16-inch models, and it could also mean that it will most likely skip the ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate. We’re not sure how much cheaper this model will be, but assuming it is anything like the 13-inch model refreshed back in 2020, it should be a more affordable alternative to the newer 14-inch and 16-inch models.
Gurman does not state when this model will be introduced, but seeing that it has been more than a year, perhaps we’ll learn more at Apple’s spring event which is rumored to take place on the 8th of March.