Apple has finally bid farewell to the 13-inch MacBook Pro; however, it has streamlined its Pro lineup across two sizes, namely 14-inch and 16-inch. The smaller MacBook is available with all three Apple Silicon M3 chipsets: the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max, while the larger 16-inch MacBook Pro only comes with the M3 Pro and M3 Max chipsets.
New 14-inch MacBook Pro Bids Farewell to the Touch Bar, Bumps Up the Starting Price By $300
While the MacBook Pro was traditionally available in two options, with the Pro or the Max’s M-series of chip, this time, Apple has introduced the MacBook Pro with the vanilla M3, starting at $1600, which is $400 cheaper than the M3 Pro 14-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple has ditched the Touch Bar completely, however the huge performance upgrade more than makes up for it. With no MacBook Air this time around, Apple has probably cleverly marketed the Pro to justify the $300 price bump.
On the other hand, Apple has introduced a new “Space Black” finish for the MacBook Pros, specially ones that house the M2 Pro or M2 Max chipsets. As for the M3 performance numbers, not a lot was openly showcased at the event, and the comparisons were pretty vague, however we’ll have to wait until November 7th, (when these MacBooks ship) to see what the next-generation of Apple Silicon is capable of.
M3 – Performance Comparisons
This is all we know for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.