13-Inch MacBook Pro Said to Remain in Apple's Lineup With New Model Planned

While the 13-inch MacBook Pro has an outdated design from 2016, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today reported that the laptop will remain part of Apple's lineup, with an updated model said to be in the works alongside other new Macs.

Touch Bar 13 Inch MacBook Pro
The report does not offer any additional details about the next 13-inch MacBook Pro, so it remains to be seen if the laptop will receive any external design changes, or if it will remain the last new Mac that Apple sells with the Touch Bar. Apple last updated the machine at WWDC last June with the M2 chip and support for high-impedance headphones.

A previous report indicated that the next 13-inch MacBook Pro will be powered by Apple's M3 chip, which the company has yet to announce. It's unclear when the laptop would launch, but a release later this year is likely at this point.

Gurman said Apple is also working on a larger 15-inch MacBook Air with a processor equivalent to the M2 chip, an updated 13-inch MacBook Air, a new 24-inch iMac, and a Mac Pro tower powered by Apple silicon. Last, he expects updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips to be released in the first half of 2024.

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Top Rated Comments

dannyyankou Avatar
15 months ago
Personally, if I were Apple I'd drop the 13 inch MacBook Pro and drop the "air" from MacBook Air. It would clean up the lineup and branding I think.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
topgunn Avatar
15 months ago
I think it is time to drop the "Pro" moniker on this bad boy.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
15 months ago
Agreed! Apple should drop the "Pro" naming and just call it MacBook (Keep it simple). I'm also very happy Touch Bar is also here to stay.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CWallace Avatar
15 months ago
I'm with Jason Snell that this model sells mostly to corporate / enterprise customers* who need an "inexpensive" laptop and therefore Apple keeps it as a MacBook Pro because IT shops mostly buy MacBook Pro models (of all sizes). So Apple is very likely shifting a fair number of them at fairly nice margins so they have no reason to drop it or rename it.

* - I would expect sales to consumers and prosumers are in the single-digits as they are buying MacBook Airs or the 14"/16" MacBook Pros.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nph Avatar
15 months ago
Yes, I really hope they keep the Touch Bar for those of us who likes it and actually use it!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GizmoDVD Avatar
15 months ago
I still love the Touch Bar when you use BetterTouchTool with it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)