One thing to sit up for: With Apple having launched the ultimate chip in its present M1 lineup previous this 12 months—the M1 Extremely—the corporate is operating on its subsequent in-house SoC: the M2. In keeping with a contemporary record, Cupertino is getting ready 9 new Macs that can function the processor and its variants.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman writes that Apple has begun popular inner trying out of a number of new Macs with the approaching M2 chips, which can be mentioned to be produced on TSMC’s 4nm procedure node. The 9 fashions, fitted with 4 other M2-based SoCs, come with a brand new MacBook Air that can function 8 CPU cores and ten graphics cores.
There may also be an entry-level MacBook Professional with the similar specifications because the Air, in conjunction with 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professionals with 64GB of reminiscence and M2 Professional and M2 Max chips, the latter of which is able to function 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores, up from 10 and 32 discovered within the present M1 Max.
In the end, there is a Mac Professional that can pack the successor to the mighty M1 Extremely chip discovered within the Mac Studio.
Gurman says Apple is trying out a Mac mini, too—perhaps the only we heard about previous this week—with the similar M1 Professional chip present in the newest entry-level 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professionals. It additionally examined an M1 Max model of the Mac mini, however neither would possibly make it into the arms of shoppers, given the Mac Studio’s lifestyles.
The record comes after a prior piece from Gurman in February that claimed no fewer than 4 M2-powered Macs had been set to release this 12 months
There was once no phrase of the reported 15-inch Apple software that is someplace between an Air and Professional but carries neither title. We may in finding out extra about Apple’s plans right through the all-digital WWDC between June 6 – 10.