Aside from the doubling of storage and new keyboard, the $1299 and
$1499 models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro remain largely untouched.
They feature the same 8th-generation Core i5 processor running at
1.4 GHz as their predecessors. They can be configured with an
8th-generation 1.7GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and up to
2TB of SSD storage.
The $1799 and $1999 models, on the other hand, now feature the
10th-generation Core i5 processor at 2.0GHz. Additional options
include a bump to a 10th-generation Core i7 processor at 2.3GHz,
32 GB of RAM, and up to 4TB of SSD storage — the latter two
options are available on this model for the first time. This model
can also drive an external display at up to 6K resolution; the
lower-end models are limited to one external 5K display or two
external 4K displays.
All models feature the same wide stereo sound and Dolby Atmos
support as their 16-inch counterpart, though the 13-inch models
lack the six-speaker array. They also feature the beamforming
So ends the saga of the butterfly-switch keyboards, and so much for the pervasive rumors that the smaller MacBook Pro would shift from 13-inch to 14-inch displays, the way the 15 went to 16.