Apple may announce during the WWDC Keynote that the M2 MacBook Pro is not coming until July, but pre-orders are opening sooner than that: Apple has announced that the M2 MacBook Pro will be available for ordering this Friday, June 17th. Here’s everything you need to know about a new laptop.
What’s new about the M2 MacBook Pro?
Before we talk about how to pre-order, let’s review what’s new in the machine. Basically it’s just the processor. Apple hasn’t changed anything about the design or features of the laptop, so if you like the current model with the touch bar, it will be much faster. It doesn’t have a MagSafe or a notch, although it will be a bit faster than the MacBook Air in some situations due to the improved cooling system.
When will the M2 MacBook Pro go on sale?
The new MacBook Pro will go on sale on Friday, June 17, at 5:00 PM PT. (6am MDT, 7am CDT and 8am EDT). In the UK, sales will start at 1pm and Sydney in Australia at 10am.
How can you pre-order the new MacBook Pro?
There are a few things you can do now to make pre-ordering easier and improve your chances of getting one in case you have limited stock.
Step 1: Create or verify your account in the Apple Store now
Now it is advisable to check the account you use to make purchases with Apple You do not want to find out if you need to enter a new credit card or alternative delivery address when you are trying to order your new Apple product. It’s best to check now, since Apple products are more likely to be taken offline before the Apple Store launches. Here’s how to check your Apple Store account:
- Click this link to find a summary of your Apple account activity.
- Log in with your password or touch or face id.
- Check that your delivery address is still correct.
- Check if an existing credit card is listed as a payment method.
Step 2: Save the model you want in the Apple Store app
You can choose the MacBook Pro configuration you want in the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPad. Just run through the options and then click Add to Saved Items.
After opening the pre-order, you will be able to quickly find it in the saved items as soon as the store returns online. To locate your saved items in the Apple Store app, click your icon at the top right and scroll down and tap Saved Items.
Step 3: Set your alarm for Friday
Especially if you live in California where you start at 5 in the morning!
Where to buy MacBook Pro
You don’t have to buy directly from Apple. There are many Apple resellers who will gladly sell you a MacBook Pro and some may even offer pre-order discounts. We’ll update the charts below as stores begin selling new laptops
13-inch MacBook Pro, M2, 256GB (1,299 / £ 1,349)
13-inch MacBook Pro, M2, 512GB (1,499 / £ 1,549)