Mark Gurman continues to launch and update his predictions for Apple in 2022. In addition to naming March 8 as the date for the next spring keynote, the Bloomberg reporter details Cupertino’s plans for the coming months. And among them, the entry-level MacBook Pro stands out, which will gain an M2 chip but be left without other star features to differentiate itself from its older (and more expensive) brethren.

Four new Macs with M2 chip in 2022

As reported in MacRumors, Apple has at least four new Macs with an M2 processor in its plans for 2022. Specifically, we’re expecting the so-called MacBook Air M2, a 24-inch iMac, a 2022 Mac mini, and an entry MacBook Pro. It is on the latter that Gurman has more details:

I expect the new MacBook Pro to follow the high-end MacBook Pros and lose the Touch Bar, but the main differences will be the display, processors, and storage, plus the lack of ProMotion or mini- LEDs.

In other words, the 14-inch MacBook Pro, entry model, would have an LCD screen like the current one. It would have the same design as the other models and would lack the shortcut bar and virtual buttons that we saw in 2016. Most interestingly, we see an M2 in this team a few months after the MacBook Pro launched with M1 Pro and M1 Max. How will they compare?

This MacBook Pro would also have Face ID, more ports and the return of the MagSafe connector

This entry-level MacBook Pro M2 would replace the MacBook Pro with M1 that we saw in November 2020. A model that kept the design but replaced its Intel processor with an Apple Silicon chip, with excellent results in terms of power, consumption and autonomy.

March 8, Apple Keynote Day

Gurman again, a few days ago, he pointed to March 8 as the chosen date for Apple’s spring event. It’s a Tuesday, so that’s Apple’s customs. Although he points out that the date could ultimately be around that day.

An event of an hour or less, where we would see the iPhone SE 3, a new iPad Air and a Mac yet to be determined (the big iMac 2022, also called iMac Pro?). We would also see the official launch of iOS 15.4 and other accompanying systems, with all the new stuff. Among them is unlocking Face ID with a mask.

This event will bring together the development of several products, as well as new software and services

Unless an unexpected product comes along, a keynote with three products and a software update is not enough. And Apple will undoubtedly take the opportunity to fill it with new features and improvements to its range of services. More and more services.

Let’s remember that we have Apple TV +, where we could see new releases and trailers, services like Apple Cash and Apple Card that are still only in the United States, Apple Fitness + still needs dubbing and that Apple Arcade was introduced three years ago without major changes. News on the services front would complement the keynote.