Apple unveils host of Macs including new MacBook Pro with faster M2 chips


Apple has unveiled a host of new Macs, with what it says are dramatically faster new chips.

All of the new computers are powered by the new M2 Pro and M2 Max, high-end versions of the M2 chip that were first revealed in laptops last summer.

The new chips come in a variety of new computers: a 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and new Mac Mini. All of those computers keep the same external design as before, but Apple promises they are much faster on the inside.

Apple claimed that the new M2 Pro is 40 per cent faster at Photoshop image processing than the the MacBook Pro with an M1 Pro inside of it, and it is 25 per cent faster at compiling new code in Xcode. Graphic speeds are up to 30 per cent faster, it said.

But Apple gave little more precise details about how much faster the new computers are than their predecessors. It announced the new computers in a press release, rather than a live event.