According to a new report, Apple is planning on dropping at least four M2 Macs during the cycle of the latest processor. The tech giant will also debut new variations of the M2 chip: Pro, Ultra, Max, and Extreme.
The M2 chip was recently announced at WWDC 22. Apple says the M2 chip has an 18% faster CPU, a 35% faster GPU, and a 40% faster Neural Engine compared to the M1 chip while providing the same battery efficiency. The new chip features a 10-core GPU.
Apple to drop new M2 Macs in the coming months
In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman outlined his expectations of new Mac releases. The analyst says that these Macs are likely to arrive in “much quicker succession than the M1-based Macs did.”
Here is the list of devices the journalist expects to arrive in the next few months:
- an M2 Mac mini.
- an M2 Pro Mac mini.
- M2 Pro and M2 Max 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros.
- the M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme Mac Pro.
Apple’s recently announced 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro features the same design as the 2020 model so an upgraded model makes sense. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously said that the tech giant is working on a new 15-inch MacBook model with the M2 and M2 Pro chips. The MacBook is expected to arrive in the second quarter of 2023.
As per the report, Apple is already working on the third generation of Apple Silicon for Macs, the M3 processor.
the company is planning to use that chip as early as next year with updates to the 13-inch MacBook Air code-named J513, a 15-inch MacBook Air known as J515, a new iMac code-named J433 and possibly a 12-inch laptop that’s still in early development.
In addition to the new Macs and an M2 iPad Pro, Gurman expects the M2 to arrive in Apple’s long-rumored AR/VR headset. The journalist says the latest details he has received about the device suggest it will run on the base M2 chip along with 16 gigabytes of RAM.