Apple is internally testing several variants of the next-generation M2 chip and the updated Macs that will be equipped with it, according to reports. Bloomberg, citing developer logs. There are “at least” nine new Macs in development that use four different M2 chips to succeed the current M1 chips.
Apple is working on the standard M2 chipset, M2 Pro, M2 Max, and successor M1 Ultra chipsets, with the following hardware in the works:
- MacBook Air with M2 chipset featuring an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU.
- Mac mini with M2 chip and M2 Pro chip variant.
- The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip.
- 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets. The M2 Max chip features a 12-core GPU and a 38-core GPU, along with 64GB of memory.
- The Mac Pro that will include a successor to the M1 Ultra used in Mac Studio.
Apple also tested the M1 Max version of the Mac mini, but the Mac Studio version could make such a device redundant, so Apple could stick with the M2 and M2 Pro chipsets when the Mac mini finally sees an update.
to me BloombergInternal testing is a “key step” in the development process, and suggests the machines could be launched in the coming months. We’ve heard multiple rumors about a new MacBook Air, an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, a new Mac Pro, and a new Mac mini, but this is the first time we’ve heard about a possible update to the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro this year.
Previous rumors suggested that we can expect the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini to appear in 2022, and Bloomberg He previously said that at least two Macs will be launched in the middle of the year, possibly at WWDC.
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