Apple is reportedly testing 9 M2-powered Macs
Something to look ahead to: With Apple having launched the final chip in its present M1 lineup earlier this 12 months—the M1 Ultra—the corporate is engaged on its subsequent in-house SoC: the M2. According to a latest report, Cupertino is making ready 9 new Macs that may function the processor and its variants.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman writes that Apple has begun widespread inside testing of a number of new Macs with the upcoming M2 chips, that are stated to be produced on TSMC’s 4nm course of node. The 9 fashions, fitted with 4 completely different M2-based SoCs, embody a brand new MacE-book Air that may function eight CPU cores and ten graphics cores.
There may also be an entry-level MacE-book Pro with the identical specs because the Air, together with 14-inch and 16-inch MacE-book Pros with 64GB of reminiscence and M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, the latter of which can function 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores, up from 10 and 32 discovered within the present M1 Max.
Finally, there is a Mac Pro that may pack the successor to the mighty M1 Ultra chip discovered within the Mac Studio.
Gurman says Apple is testing a Mac mini, too—probably the one we heard about earlier this week—with the identical M1 Pro chip discovered within the newest entry-level 14-inch and 16-inch MacE-book Pros. It additionally examined an M1 Max model of the Mac mini, however neither might make it into the palms of shoppers, given the Mac Studio’s existence.
The report comes after a earlier piece from Gurman in February that claimed no fewer than 4 M2-powered Macs have been set to launch this 12 months
There was no phrase of the reported 15-inch Apple gadget that is someplace between an Air and Pro but carries neither identify. We would possibly discover out extra about Apple’s plans through the all-digital WWDC between June 6 – 10.