Apple’s new MacBook Pro 13-inch is, obviously, a great showcase for the newest member of the Apple Silicon team: the M2 chip. But it’s also a reminder that we cannot have our Apple-cake and eat it, too.
As Apple ushers in its remarkably powerful and power-efficient M2, it’s also preparing the smart and useful (and unfairly maligned(opens in new tab)) Touch Bar.
I know, it’s confusing. Apple took its newest silicon and stuffed it inside an aging design featuring its one-and-only Mac touch screen. But everything about the laptop, which we explore in our full MacBook Pro 13-in. (2022) review, screams “This is the end.” And it is, at least for the Touch Bar.