TECH BYTE: Apple Computers Get Big Upgrade

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Apple’s newest computers are getting a big boost.

Apple is boasting some new chips for its Mac Mini and MacBook Pro computers.

The tech company says the M2 Pro and M2 Max have a more “game-changing performance, and the longest battery life ever in a Mac.”

That battery life on the upgraded MacBook Pro now lasts up to 22 hours.

The upgrades make the computer run six times faster than before, and they support up to 96GB of unified memory.

Color grading is also twice as fast.

Apple says the new MacBook Pro also supports Wi-Fi 6E, which is even twice as fast at the previous generation, and has advanced HDMI, supporting 8K displays for the first time.

Prices for the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro start at about $2,000.

The 16-inch version starts at about $2,500.

You can also trade in your current computer with Apple Trade-In, and get credit toward a new Mac.

You can already order the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros online at apple.com/store.

They’ll both be available starting January 24.

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