MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)

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MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)
MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2023) in Space Black
DeveloperApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn[1]
Pegatron[2]
Product familyMacBook
TypeNotebook
Release date
  • November 17, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-11-17) (13-inch with Touch Bar) (M1 Series)
  • June 24, 2022; 21 months ago (2022-06-24) (13-inch with Touch Bar) (M2 Series)

October 26, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-10-26) (14-inch and 16-inch) (M1 Pro/Max Series)

  • January 24, 2023; 14 months ago (2023-01-24) (14-inch and 16-inch) (M2 Pro/Max Series)
  • November 7, 2023; 5 months ago (2023-11-07) (14-inch and 16-inch) (M3, M3 Pro/Max Series)
Operating systemmacOS
System on a chipApple M-series
PredecessorMacBook Pro (Intel-based)
Related
Websiteapple.com/macbook-pro

The MacBook Pro with Apple silicon is a line of Mac notebook computers first introduced in November 2020 by Apple Inc. It is the higher-end model of the MacBook family, sitting above the consumer-focused MacBook Air, and is currently sold with 14-inch and 16-inch screens. All models use Apple-designed M-series systems on a chip.

The first MacBook Pro with Apple silicon, based on the Apple M1, was released in November 2020.

The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros were released on October 26, 2021. Powered by either M1 Pro or M1 Max chips, they are the first to be available only with an Apple silicon system on a chip. These models re-introduced elements from previous revisions which were removed in the 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pro, such as MagSafe and hardware function keys.

13-inch with Touch Bar (2020–2022)[edit]

On November 10, 2020, Apple introduced a 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt ports based on the Apple M1 system on a chip, launched alongside an updated MacBook Air and Mac Mini as the first Macs with Apple's new line of custom ARM-based Apple silicon chips.[3] The M1 13-inch MacBook Pro is externally identical to the previous Intel model. It adds support for Wi-Fi 6, USB4, and 6K output to run the Pro Display XDR.[4] The number of supported external displays was reduced to one, as the previous Intel-based models supported two 4K displays.[5] The FaceTime camera remains 720p but Apple advertises an improved image signal processor that came with the M1 for higher quality video.[6]

On June 6, 2022, at WWDC 2022, Apple introduced the 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt ports based on the Apple M2 chip. This launched alongside an updated MacBook Air, with a new design, and also with the M2 chip. The specifications of the M2 MacBook Pro are almost the same, but it supports up to 24 GB of unified memory. The 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro was discontinued on October 30, 2023.[7]

Reception[edit]

CNN's review of the M2 MacBook Pro was generally positive, praising it as "one of the fastest laptops ever", but criticized some aspects of the design, noting the lower-priced M2 MacBook Air has a higher-resolution webcam, larger display and MagSafe charging.[8]

M2 SSD speed[edit]

Testing by reviewers found the Solid-state drive in the base 256 GB M2 model to be significantly slower (read speeds 50% slower and write speeds 30% slower) than the 256 GB M1 model due to only having one NAND chip as opposed to two. Apple later confirmed to The Verge that the M2 MacBook Air with the same 256 GB storage also lacked a second NAND chip.[9][10][11] The subsequent M3 fixed this issue with the base 256 GB M3 model returning using two NAND chips. [12]

MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)

Technical specifications[edit]

Discontinued
Model 13-inch, M1, 2020[13] 13-inch, M2, 2022[14]
Initial release operating system macOS 11 Big Sur macOS 12 Monterey
Latest release operating system macOS 14 Sonoma
Display
Screen Size 13.3 in (340 mm) (diagonal)
Backlight LED-backlit
Technology Retina Display with IPS technology
Resolution 2560 × 1600
Pixel Density (ppi) 227
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Supported scaled resolutions
  • 1680 × 1050 (Rendered as 3360 × 2100)
  • 1440 × 900 (Rendered as 2880 × 1800, default)
  • 1280 × 800 (Rendered as 2560 × 1600, native)
  • 1024 × 640 (Rendered as 2048 × 1280)
SDR Max brightness ( cdm2) 500
XDR Max brightness ( cdm2)
Color Depth 8-bit (native) with millions of colors
Full sRGB Display Yes
Wide Color Display (Display P3) Yes
True Tone Display Yes
Night Shift Yes
ProMotion Display No
Fixed refresh rates 60 Hz
Cooling System Single-fan cooling system with aluminum heat spreader attached on processor
Processor
Chip Apple M1 Apple M2
Technology Node 5 nm (N5) 5 nm (N5P)
CPU
Total Cores 8
High-Performance Cores 4 x Firestorm 4 x Avalanche
Energy-Efficiency Cores 4 x Icestorm 4 x Blizzard
Clock Speed 3.23 GHz, 2.06 GHz 3.49 GHz, 2.42 GHz
Online Configuration
Cache
L1 Cache

High-Performance Cores: 192 KB L1i, 128 KB L1d
Energy-Efficiency Cores: 128 KB L1i, 64 KB L1d

Shared L2 Cache High-Performance Cores: 12 MB
Energy-Efficiency Cores: 4 MB
High-Performance Cores: 16 MB
Energy-Efficiency Cores: 4 MB
System Level Cache 8 MB
GPU
Name Apple G13G Apple G14G
GPU Family Apple GPU Family 7 Apple GPU Family 8
Total Cores 8 10
EUs and ALUs 32 (1024) 40 (1280)
Hardware-accelerated ray tracing No
Metal Support Metal 3
Online Configuration
Neural Engine 16-core Neural Engine
(11 TOPS)
16-core Neural Engine
(15.8 TOPS)
Unified Memory
Type 128-bit LPDDR4X 2133 MHz (68.3 GB/s) 128-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (102.4 GB/s)
Capacity 8 GB
Online Configuration 16 GB 16 GB
24 GB
SSD
Type PCIe 4.0-based SSD with up to 3.3 GB/s read speed
Capacity 256 GB 512 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Online Configuration 512 GB
1 TB
2 TB
1 TB
2 TB
512 GB
1 TB
2 TB
1 TB
2 TB
Keyboard and Trackpad
Type Backlit Magic Keyboard with (Scissor-switch) mechanism and ambient light sensor
Number of keys 65 (U.S.) or 66 (ISO)
Arrow keys 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
Function keys Esc key is physical only
Touch Bar Yes
Trackpad Force Touch Trackpad
Secure Authentication
Touch ID Yes
Audio
Speakers Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
Force-cancelling woofers No
Wide Stereo Sound Yes
Dolby Atmos Playback Yes
Dolby Atmos with built-in speakers No
Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking Yes
Microphone Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
3.5 mm Jack Yes With advanced support for high-impedance headphones
Audio output from HDMI No
Camera
Resolution 720p FaceTime HD
Advanced image signal processor with computational video Yes
Connectivity
Wi-Fi (802.11) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Maximum Wi-Fi Speed 1.2 Gbit/s
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
HDMI Port No
SDXC Card Slot No
USB-C/Thunderbolt Port Two Thunderbolt 3/USB4 USB-C ports supporting charging and DisplayPort protocols among others
Transmission Speed Up to 40 Gbit/s transmission speed (Thunderbolt 3 or USB4)
eGPU support No
External Display support
Maximum display 1
Max. one display combination Thunderbolt:
One 6K resolution at 60Hz
Power
Battery 11.4 V 58.2 W·h (5152 mA·h)[15] with 1000 battery cycle count[16]
Power Adapter 61 W USB-C 67 W USB-C
Optional Configuration
Charging Method USB-C ports
Dimensions
Height 0.61 in (1.5 cm)
Width 11.97 in (30.4 cm)
Depth 8.36 in (21.2 cm)
Weight 3.0 lb (1.36 kg)
Total greenhouse gas emissions 180 kg CO2e 202 kg CO2e 167 kg CO2e 182 kg CO2e [17]
Model Details
Model number A2338
Hardware strings MacBookPro17,1 Mac14,7
Part/Order number
(Space Gray/Space Black at first, Silver at last)
MYD82, MYDA2 MYD92, MYDC2 MNEH3, MNEP3 MNEJ3, MNEQ3
Timeline
Announced Date November 10, 2020 June 6, 2022
Released Date November 17, 2020 June 24, 2022
Discontinued Date June 6, 2022 October 30, 2023
Unsupported Date Supported

14-inch and 16-inch (2021–present)[edit]

A silver MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021)

At an online event on October 18, 2021, Apple announced redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.[18] They are based on the M1 Pro and M1 Max, Apple's second ARM-based systems on a chip and their first professional-focused chips. The new models addressed many criticisms of the Touch Bar MacBook Pro[19] by re-introducing hard function keys in place of the Touch Bar, an HDMI 2.0 port,[20] a SDXC reader and MagSafe charging. Other additions include a 1000 nit Mini LED Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion supporting variable refresh rates up to 120 Hz, thinner display bezels and a 1080p webcam housed in an iPhone-like notch, Wi-Fi 6, Thunderbolt 4, and a six-speaker sound system supporting Dolby Atmos. The M1 Pro chip supports up to two external displays, both at 6K resolution, while the M1 Max chip supports up to four displays: three at 6K resolution, and one at 4K resolution.[21] The 16-inch version is bundled with a 140 W GaN power supply that supports USB-C Power Delivery 3.1, though only MagSafe supports full-speed charging as the machine's USB-C ports are limited to 100 W.[22]

On January 17, 2023, Apple announced the updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models based on the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The updated models also include Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, HDMI 2.1, longer battery life, and up to 96GB of memory with M2 Max models with better speed and performance.[23]

On October 30, 2023, Apple announced updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max chips, increased memory, and screens that support 600 nits of SDR brightness. The M3 Pro and M3 Max models replace the space gray finish with a darker space black finish. A lower-end 14-inch model was introduced with an M3 chip and two USB 4/Thunderbolt 3 ports, replacing the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro.[24]

Design[edit]

Picture of the re-introduced SD card slot and HDMI port on the MacBook Pro (2021)

The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models feature a thicker and more-squared design than their immediate Intel-based predecessors. The keyboard features full-sized function keys, with the keyboard set in a "double anodized" black well.[25] The MacBook Pro branding has been removed from the bottom of the display bezel and is engraved on the underside of the chassis instead.[26] The models' appearance has been called reminiscent of the Titanium PowerBook G4 produced from 2001 to 2003.[27][28] The models are available in silver or space gray finishes, similar to the previous Intel models. There was some criticism on social media that the MagSafe cable only came in silver and mismatched the space gray models.[29]

Reception[edit]

Reception to the 2021 MacBook Pro was generally positive. Online reviewers such Justine Ezarik (iJustine), Emily Young of Linus Tech Tips and Marques Brownlee praised the new design, the larger function keys, the new screen and M1 Pro and M1 Max.[30][31] The Verge gave the models a 9.5/10 score, praising the increased speed and battery life, improved displays and speakers, and the removal of the Touch Bar, but criticized memory upgrade costs as "absurd" and noted only Apple's own apps seemed optimized for the GPUs.[32]

IFixit gave the models a repairability score of 4/10, compared to just 1/10 for the Touch Bar MacBook Pro, saying that battery replacements are easier as it is no longer glued in, and the display as well as most ports are modular, though noted speakers are glued in and solid-state storage is permanently soldered (as before).[33]

Under realistic workloads, the 8 GB RAM model suffers from bottleneck issues compared to the 16 GB RAM model.[34]

Technical specifications[edit]

Discontinued Current
Model 14-inch, 2021[35] 16-inch, 2021[36] 14-inch, 2023[37] 16-inch, 2023[38] 14-inch, Nov 2023
(M3)[39]
14-inch, Nov 2023
(M3 Pro or M3 Max)[40]
16-inch, Nov 2023[41]
Initial release operating system macOS 12 Monterey macOS 13 Ventura macOS 14 Sonoma
Latest release operating system macOS 14 Sonoma
Display
Screen size 14.2 in (360 mm) (diagonal) 16.2 in (410 mm) (diagonal) 14.2 in (360 mm) (diagonal) 16.2 in (410 mm) (diagonal) 14.2 in (360 mm) (diagonal) 16.2 in (410 mm) (diagonal)
Backlight Mini-LED-backlit with 2010 full-array local dimming zones Mini-LED-backlit with 2554 full-array local dimming zones Mini-LED-backlit with 2010 full-array local dimming zones Mini-LED-backlit with 2554 full-array local dimming zones Mini-LED-backlit with 2010 full-array local dimming zones Mini-LED-backlit with 2554 full-array local dimming zones
Technology Liquid Retina XDR Display with IPS technology
Resolution 3024 × 1964 3456 × 2234 3024 × 1964 3456 × 2234 3024 × 1964 3456 × 2234
Pixel density (ppi) 254
Aspect ratio 9:5.85
16:10 without notch
9:5.82
16:10 without notch
9:5.85
16:10 without notch
9:5.82
16:10 without notch
9:5.85
16:10 without notch
9:5.82
16:10 without notch
Supported scaled resolutions
  • 1800 × 1169 (Rendered as 3600 × 2338)
  • 1512 × 982 (Rendered as 3024 × 1964, default and native)
  • 1352 × 878 (Rendered as 2704 × 1756)
  • 1147 × 745 (Rendered as 2294 × 1490)
  • 1024 × 665 (Rendered as 2048 × 1330)
  • 2056 × 1329 (Rendered as 4112 × 2658)
  • 1728 × 1117 (Rendered as 3456 × 2234, default and native)
  • 1496 × 967 (Rendered as 2992 × 1934)
  • 1312 × 848 (Rendered as 2624 × 1696)
  • 1168 × 755 (Rendered as 2336 × 1510)
  • 1800 × 1169 (Rendered as 3600 × 2338)
  • 1512 × 982 (Rendered as 3024 × 1964, default and native)
  • 1352 × 878 (Rendered as 2704 × 1756)
  • 1147 × 745 (Rendered as 2294 × 1490)
  • 1024 × 665 (Rendered as 2048 × 1330)
  • 2056 × 1329 (Rendered as 4112 × 2658)
  • 1728 × 1117 (Rendered as 3456 × 2234, default and native)
  • 1496 × 967 (Rendered as 2992 × 1934)
  • 1312 × 848 (Rendered as 2624 × 1696)
  • 1168 × 755 (Rendered as 2336 × 1510)
  • 1800 × 1169 (Rendered as 3600 × 2338)
  • 1512 × 982 (Rendered as 3024 × 1964, default and native)
  • 1352 × 878 (Rendered as 2704 × 1756)
  • 1147 × 745 (Rendered as 2294 × 1490)
  • 1024 × 665 (Rendered as 2048 × 1330)
  • 2056 × 1329 (Rendered as 4112 × 2658)
  • 1728 × 1117 (Rendered as 3456 × 2234, default and native)
  • 1496 × 967 (Rendered as 2992 × 1934)
  • 1312 × 848 (Rendered as 2624 × 1696)
  • 1168 × 755 (Rendered as 2336 × 1510)
SDR max brightness ( cdm2) 500 600
XDR max brightness ( cdm2) 1000 (Full screen)
1600 (HDR Content)
Color depth 10-bit (FRC) with 1 billion colors
Full sRGB display Yes
Wide color display (Display P3) Yes
True Tone display Yes
Night Shift Yes
ProMotion display Yes
Fixed refresh rates 47.95 Hz, 48 Hz, 50 Hz, 59.95 Hz, 60 Hz
Cooling system Dual-fan cooling system with aluminum heat spreader attached on processor Single-fan cooling system with aluminum heat spreader attached on processor Dual-fan cooling system with aluminum heat spreader attached on processor
Processor
Chip Apple M1 Pro Apple M1 Max Apple M1 Pro Apple M1 Max Apple M2 Pro Apple M2 Max Apple M2 Pro Apple M2 Max Apple M3 Apple M3 Pro Apple M3 Max Apple M3 Pro Apple M3 Max
Technology node 5 nm (N5) 5 nm (N5P) 3 nm (N3B)
CPU
Total Cores 8 or 10 10 10 or 12 12 8 11 or 12 14 16 12 14 16
High-performance cores 6 x Firestorm or
8 x Firestorm
8 x Firestorm 6 x Avalanche or
8 x Avalanche
8 x Avalanche 4 x Coll-P 5 x Coll-P or
6 x Coll-P
10 x Coll-P 12 x Coll-P 6 x Coll-P 10 x Coll-P 12 x Coll-P
Energy-efficient cores 2 x Icestorm 4 x Blizzard 4 x Coll-E 6 x Coll-E 4 x Coll-E 6 x Coll-E 4 x Coll-E
Clock speed 3.23 GHz, 2.06 GHz 3.50 GHz, 2.42 GHz 3.69 GHz, 2.42 GHz 3.50 GHz, 2.42 GHz 3.69 GHz, 2.42 GHz 4.05 GHz, 2.75 GHz
Online configuration 10-core CPU 12-core CPU 12-core CPU 16-core CPU 16-core CPU
Cache
L1 cache

High-performance cores: 192 KB L1i, 128 KB L1d
Energy-efficient cores: 128 KB L1i, 64 KB L1d

Shared L2 cache High-performance cores: 24 MB
Energy-efficient cores: 4 MB
High-performance cores: 32 MB
Energy-efficient cores: 4 MB
High-performance cores: 16 MB
Energy-efficient cores: 4 MB
High-performance cores: 32 MB
Energy-efficient cores: 4 MB
High-performance cores: 16 MB
Energy-efficient cores: 4 MB
High-performance cores: 32 MB
Energy-efficient cores: 4 MB
System level cache 24 MB 48 MB 24 MB 48 MB 24 MB 48 MB 24 MB 48 MB 8 MB 12 MB 48 MB 12 MB 48 MB
GPU
Name Apple G13S Apple G13C Apple G13S Apple G13C Apple G14S Apple G14C Apple G14S Apple G14C Apple G16G Apple G16S Apple G16C Apple G16S Apple G16C
GPU family Apple GPU Family 7 Apple GPU Family 8 Apple GPU Family 9
Total cores 14 or 16 24 or 32 16 24 or 32 16 or 19 30 or 38 19 30 or 38 10 14 or 18 30 40 18 30 40
EUs and ALUs 56 (1792) or
64 (2048)
96 (3072) or
128 (4096)
64 (2048) 96 (3072) or
128 (4096)
64 (2048) or
76 (2432)
120 (3840) or
152 (4864)
76 (2432) 120 (3840) or
152 (4864)
40 (1280) 56 (1792) or
72 (2304)
120 (3840) 160 (5120) 72 (2304) 120 (3840) 160 (5120)
Hardware-accelerated ray tracing No Yes
Metal support Metal 3
Online configuration 16-core GPU (10-core CPU only) 24-core GPU (From M1 Pro)
32-core GPU (From 24-core GPU)
24-core GPU(From M1 Pro)
32-core GPU (From 24-core GPU)
19-core GPU (12-core CPU only) 38-core GPU (From 30-core GPU) 30-core GPU (From M2 Pro)
38-core GPU (From 30-core GPU)
18-core GPU (12-core CPU only) 40-core GPU (From 30-core GPU) 40-core GPU (From 30-core GPU)
Neural engine 16-core neural engine
(11 TOPS)
16-core neural engine
(15.8 TOPS)
16-core neural engine
(18 TOPS)
Unified memory
Type 256-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (204.8 GB/s) 512-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (409.6 GB/s) 256-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (204.8 GB/s) 512-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (409.6 GB/s) 256-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (204.8 GB/s) 512-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (409.6 GB/s) 256-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (204.8 GB/s) 512-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (409.6 GB/s) 128-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (102.4 GB/s) 192-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (153.6 GB/s) 384-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (307.2 GB/s) 512-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (409.6 GB/s) 192-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (153.6 GB/s) 384-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (307.2 GB/s) 512-bit LPDDR5 3200 MHz (409.6 GB/s)
Capacity 16 GB 32 GB 16 GB 32 GB 16 GB 32 GB 16 GB 32 GB 8 GB
16 GB
18 GB 36 GB 48 GB 18 GB
36 GB
36 GB 48 GB
Online configuration 32 GB 64 GB 32 GB 64 GB 32 GB 64 GB
96 GB (38-core GPU)
32 GB 64 GB
96 GB (38-core GPU)
16 GB (from 8 GB)
24 GB
36 GB 96 GB 64 GB
128 GB
36 GB (From 18 GB) 96 GB 64 GB
128 GB
SSD
Type PCIe 4.0-based SSD with up to 7.4 GB/s read speed
Capacity 512 GB
1 TB
From 512 GB 512 GB
1 TB
1 TB 512 GB
1 TB
1 TB 512 GB
1 TB
1 TB 512 GB
1 TB
1 TB 512 GB 1 TB
Online configuration 1 TB (From 512 GB)
2 TB
4 TB
8 TB
1 TB (From 512 GB)
2 TB
1 TB (From 512 GB)
2 TB
4 TB
2 TB
4 TB
8 TB
1 TB
2 TB
4 TB
2 TB
4 TB
8 TB
Keyboard and trackpad
Type Backlit Magic Keyboard with (scissor-switch) mechanism and ambient light sensor
Number of keys 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO)
Arrow keys 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
Function keys With full-height
Touch Bar No
Trackpad Force Touch trackpad
Secure authentication
Touch ID Yes
Audio
Speakers High-fidelity six-speakers
Force-cancelling woofers Yes
Wide stereo sound Yes
Dolby Atmos playback Yes
Dolby Atmos with built-in speakers Yes
Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking Yes
Microphone Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
3.5 mm jack With advanced support for high-impedance headphones
Audio output from HDMI No Yes
Camera
Resolution 1080p FaceTime HD
Advanced image signal processor with computational video Yes
Connectivity
Wi-Fi (802.11) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Wi-Fi 6E (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Maximum Wi-Fi speed 1.2 Gbit/s 2.4 Gbit/s
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.3
HDMI port HDMI 2.0 HDMI 2.1
SDXC card slot Yes
USB-C/Thunderbolt port Three Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports supporting charging and DisplayPort protocols among others Two Thunderbolt 3/USB4 USB-C ports supporting charging and DisplayPort protocols among others Three Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports supporting charging and DisplayPort protocols among others
Transmission speed Up to 40 Gbit/s transmission speed (Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4 or USB4)
eGPU support No
External display support
Maximum display 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 1 2 4 2 4
Max. one display combination HDMI:
One 8K resolution at 60Hz or one 4K resolution at 240Hz
HDMI:
One 8K resolution at 60Hz or one 4K resolution at 240Hz
Thunderbolt:
One 6K resolution at 60Hz
HDMI:
One 8K resolution at 60Hz or one 4K resolution at 240Hz
HDMI:
One 8K resolution at 60Hz or one 4K resolution at 240Hz
Max two displays combination Thunderbolt:
Two 6K resolution at 60Hz
Thunderbolt:
Two 6K resolution at 60Hz
Thunderbolt:
Two 6K resolution at 60Hz

or One 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 4K resolution at 144Hz
Thunderbolt:
Two 6K resolution at 60Hz

or One 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 4K resolution at 144Hz
Thunderbolt:
Two 6K resolution at 60Hz

or One 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 4K resolution at 144Hz
Thunderbolt:
Two 6K resolution at 60Hz

or One 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 4K resolution at 144Hz
Max three displays combination Thunderbolt:
Two 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 8K resolution at 60Hz or one 4K resolution at 240Hz
Thunderbolt:
Two 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 8K resolution at 60Hz or one 4K resolution at 240Hz
Thunderbolt:
Two 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 8K resolution at 60Hz or one 4K resolution at 240Hz
Thunderbolt:
Two 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 8K resolution at 60Hz or one 4K resolution at 240Hz
Max four displays combination Thunderbolt:
Three 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 4K resolution at 60Hz
Thunderbolt:
Three 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 4K resolution at 60Hz
Thunderbolt:
Three 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 4K resolution at 144Hz
Thunderbolt:
Three 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 4K resolution at 144Hz
Thunderbolt:
Three 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 4K resolution at 144Hz
Thunderbolt:
Three 6K resolution at 60Hz

HDMI:
One 4K resolution at 144Hz
Power
Battery 11.47 V 69.6 W·h (6068 mA·h)[42] 11.45 V 99.6 W·h (8693 mA·h)[42] 11.47 V 69.6 W·h (6068 mA·h) 11.45 V 99.6 W·h (8693 mA·h) 11.47 V 69.6 W·h (6068 mA·h)[42] 72.4 W·h 11.45 V 99.6 W·h (8693 mA·h)[42]
Power adapter 67 W USB-C (8-core CPU)
96 W USB-C (10-core CPU)
96 W USB-C 140 W USB-C GaN 67 W USB-C (10-core CPU)
96 W USB-C (12-core CPU)
96 W USB-C 140 W USB-C GaN 70 W USB-C 70 W USB-C (11-core CPU)
96 W USB-C (12-core CPU)
96 W USB-C 140 W USB-C GaN
Optional configuration 96 W USB-C (8-core CPU) 96 W USB-C (12-core CPU) 96 W USB-C (12-core CPU)
Charging method MagSafe 3 or USB-C ports
Dimensions
Height 0.61 in (1.5 cm) 0.66 in (1.7 cm) 0.61 in (1.5 cm) 0.66 in (1.7 cm) 0.61 in (1.5 cm) 0.66 in (1.7 cm)
Width 12.31 in (31.3 cm) 14.01 in (35.6 cm) 12.31 in (31.3 cm) 14.01 in (35.6 cm) 12.31 in (31.3 cm) 14.01 in (35.6 cm)
Depth 8.71 in (22.1 cm) 9.77 in (24.8 cm) 8.71 in (22.1 cm) 9.77 in (24.8 cm) 8.71 in (22.1 cm) 9.77 in (24.8 cm)
Weight 3.5 lb (1.59 kg) 4.7 lb (2.13 kg) 3.5 lb (1.59 kg) 3.6 lb (1.63 kg) 4.7 lb (2.13 kg) 4.8 lb (2.18 kg) 3.4 lb (1.54 kg) 3.5 lb (1.59 kg) 3.6 lb (1.63 kg) 4.7 lb (2.13 kg) 4.8 lb (2.18 kg)
Total greenhouse gas emissions 271 kg CO2e (8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 512 GB storage)

307 kg CO2e (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 1 TB storage)[43]
[data missing] 349 kg CO2e (10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, 512 GB storage)

382 kg CO2e (10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, 1 TB storage)
395 kg CO2e (10-core CPU and 32-core GPU, 1 TB storage)[44] 243 kg CO2e (10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, 512 GB storage)

272 kg CO2e (12-core CPU, 19-core GPU, 1 TB storage)
301 kg CO2e (12-core CPU and 30-core GPU, 1 TB storage)[45] 300 kg CO2e (12-core CPU and 19-core GPU, 512 GB storage)

327 kg CO2e (12-core CPU and 19-core GPU, 1 TB storage)
356 kg CO2e (12-core CPU and 38-core GPU, 1 TB storage)[46] 202 kg CO2e (512 GB storage) 235 kg CO2e (11-core CPU and 14-core GPU, 512 GB storage) 296 kg CO2e (1 TB storage)[47] 193 kg CO2e (512 GB storage) 251 kg CO2e (1 TB storage)[48]
Model details
Model number A2442 A2485 A2779 A2780 A2918 A2992 A2991
Hardware strings MacBookPro18,3 MacBookPro18,4 MacBookPro18,1 MacBookPro18,2 Mac14,9 Mac14,5 Mac14,10 Mac14,6 Mac15,3 Mac15,6 Mac15,10 Mac15,8 Mac15,7 Mac15,11 Mac15,9
Part/order number
(Space Gray/Space Black at first, Silver at last)
MKGP3, MKGR3 (8-core CPU)
MKGQ3, MKGR3 (10-core CPU)
Build-to-order MK183, MK1E3 (512 GB SSD)
MK193, MK1F3 (1 TB SSD)
Build-to-Order (24-core GPU)
MK1A3, MK1H3 (32-core GPU)
MPHE3, MPHH3 (10-core CPU)
MPHF3, MPHJ3 (12-core CPU)
MPHG3, MPHK3 (30-core GPU)
Build-to-order (38-core GPU)
MNW83, MNWC3 (512 GB SSD)
MNW93, MNWD3 (1 TB SSD)
Build-to-Order (30-core GPU)
MNWA3, MNWE3 (38-core GPU)
MTL73, MR7J3 (512 GB SSD)
MTL83, MR7K3 (1 TB SSD)
MRX33, MRX63 (11-core CPU)
MRX43, MRX73 (12-core CPU)
MRX53, MRX83 Build-to-Order MRW13, MRW43 (18 GB RAM)
MRW23, MRW63 (36 GB RAM)
MRW33, MRW73 MUW63, MUW73
Timeline
Announced Date October 18, 2021 January 17, 2023 October 30, 2023
Released Date October 26, 2021 January 24, 2023 November 7, 2023
Discontinued Date January 17, 2023 October 30, 2023 In Production
Unsupported Date Supported

Software and operating systems[edit]

The MacOS operating system has been pre-installed on all Apple silicon MacBook Pro computers since release, starting with version MacOS Big Sur, which is the minimum required version of macOS that can and was made for Apple Silicon Macs.[49]

Supported macOS releases
OS release 13-inch 14-inch and 16-inch
M1, 2020 M2, 2022 2021 2023 Nov 2023
11 Big Sur Yes
12 Monterey Yes Yes Yes
13 Ventura Yes Yes Yes Yes 13.5[a]
14 Sonoma Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notes:
  1. ^ MacBook Pro (14-inch, Nov 2023) with M3 ships with macOS Ventura 13.5. MacBook Pro (14-inch, Nov 2023) with M3 Pro/M3 Max and MacBook Pro (16-inch, Nov 2023) ships with macOS Sonoma 14.1.

See also[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Timeline of portable Macintoshes
Mac transition to Apple siliconiMac ProApple WatchiPadiPhoneMac ProPower Mac G5Power Mac G4Power Macintosh G3Power MacintoshCompact MacintoshMacBook Pro (Apple silicon)MacBook Air (Apple silicon)MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)MacBook Air (Apple silicon)MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)MacBook Pro (Apple silicon)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)MacBook Pro (Intel-based)iBook G4PowerBook G4PowerBook G4iBook (white)PowerBook G3PowerBook G3PowerBook 2400cPowerBook 3400cPowerBook 1400PowerBook 5300PowerBook 500 seriesPowerBook 190PowerBook G4PowerBook 150PowerBook 500 seriesPowerBook 500 seriesPowerBook 500 seriesPowerBook 500 seriesPowerBook 160PowerBook 140PowerBook 180PowerBook 180PowerBook 160PowerBook 160PowerBook 140PowerBook 170PowerBook 140MacBook Air (Apple silicon)MacBook Air (Apple silicon)MacBook Air (Apple silicon)MacBook Air (Intel-based)12-inch MacBookMacBook Air (Intel-based)iBook G4iBook (white)iBook ClamshellMacBook Air (Intel-based)MacBook (2006–2012)PowerBook Duo 210MacBook Air (Intel-based)MacBook (2006–2012)MacBook (2006–2012)PowerBook G4PowerBook 100Macintosh PortablePowerBook G3PowerBook G3PowerBook G3PowerBook G3PowerBook G3PowerBook DuoPowerBook DuoPowerBook DuoMacintosh PortablePowerBook DuoPowerBook DuoPowerBook Duo 230Macintosh Portable

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