The 2022 MacBook Pro Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know
The 2022 MacBook Pro has finally been released, and it brings with it an entirely new design and all kinds of cool new features that are sure to delight users and make your life easier. But the machine also brings some changes that might be confusing or intimidating to regular users, so we’ve put together this cheat sheet to help you navigate the new machine and understand what it can do for you!
What’s New in the Apple Macbook Pro
The new MacBook Pro 2022 is a more powerful laptop with an Intel Core i9 processor, three USB-C ports, and Touch ID. The retina display has been upgraded from 2880×1800 to 3240×2400. The new Macbook Pros are available in two colors: space gray and silver. They are also available in the 13 size, the 15 size with Touch Bar, and the 15 size without Touch Bar.
How to buy and configure your new Mac
Here’s everything you need to know about buying and configuring your new Mac.
- What are the differences between this model and the current one?
- How do I configure it?
- Is there a discount for students, educators, or educators’ family members?
- Can I use my previous Apple ID on my new computer? And can I transfer my data?
- What accessories are available with this computer?
What’s Different about the Apple Macbook Pros
Apple unveiled their new line of Macbook Pros on September 20th at a media event in Brooklyn, New York. The new laptops are slated for release in November, and will be available for preorder on October 1st. The upgraded computers feature a new model that is 10% thinner than the previous generation with an edge-to-edge display like the one found on the iPhone XR. Apple has also changed up the keyboard design, which includes the introduction of force touch features such as pressure sensitivity and haptic feedback. They’ve also included a second-generation butterfly keyboard with wider keys that is purportedly quieter than before.
Charging, Connectivity, and Ports
Before you get started, let’s take a look at the ports and charging on the new MacBook Pro. The first thing you’ll notice is that there are only four ports: two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, one HDMI port, and one 3.5mm headphone jack. That means you’re going to have to use an adapter or dongle if you want to connect anything else via a wired connection.
Apple claims that the new MacBook Pro will last up to 10 hours. In our testing, we found that the battery can last for about eight hours of internet use and five hours of video playback without needing a charge. However, if you’re using the laptop for intensive tasks like 3D modeling or editing photos, expect your battery life to decrease significantly.