Apple is internally testing several variants of the next-generation M2 chip and updated Macs that will be equipped with them, report bloomberg, citing developer logs. There are “at least” nine new Macs in development that use four different M2 chips that are successors to the current M1 chips.
Apple is working on devices with a successor to the standard M2 chips, the M2 Pro, M2 Max and M1 Ultra, with the following machines working:
- A MacBook Air with M2 chip with 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU.
- A Mac mini with an M2 chip and a version with an M2 Pro chip.
- A basic 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip.
- 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The M2 Max chip packs 64GB of memory with a 12-core CPU and 38-core GPU.
- A Mac Pro that will include a successor to the M1 Ultra used in Mac Studio.
Apple has also tested an M1 Max version of the Mac mini, but the release of Mac Studio could make that machine redundant, so Apple may stick with the M2 and M2 Pro chips when the Mac mini finally sees an update. Is.
according bloomberg, internal testing is a “critical step” in the development process and suggests the machines could be released in the coming months. We’ve heard many rumors about a new MacBook Air, an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, a Mac Pro and a new Mac mini, but this is the first time we’ve heard of a 14-inch and a possible update. This year’s 16-inch MacBook Pro….
Previous rumors have suggested that we can expect to see the MacBook Air, lower-end MacBook Pro and Mac mini launch in 2022, and bloomberg has previously said that at least two Macs will launch by the middle of the year, probably at WWDC.