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Apple Mac with M2 processor; nine new variants under testing

According to reports, Apple could launch a new MacBook Air, a low-end MacBook Pro, and a new Mac Mini later this year. The report suggests that two new Macs could debut around the middle of the year.

At least nine new Apple Mac devices are currently under testing, suggests a report. These upcoming Mac devices will be based on the Apple M2 chip, the successor to the current M1 chip lineup. The upcoming Apple Mac models will be launched equipped with the newer chipset. These different mac devices include the Apple MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Apple MacBook Pro, and others.




New Mac devices with M2 chipset

This information originates from Bloomberg’s house and is based on the developers’ log. The all-new M2 processor succeeds the current M1 chipset and will offer better performance. Rumors suggest that the newer Apple M2 chip could launch later in 2022. However, another set of rumors claims that it won’t be released until next year.

Bloomberg’s report further suggests that there are ‘at least’ nine new Macs under development. These devices will be using four different Apple M2 chips that will be succeeding the current M1 processor. The Cupertino-based tech giant is currently working on the macs based on the upcoming M2 chips, the M2 Pro, the M2 Max, and a successor to the M1 Ultra.

List of Upcoming Mac devices in 2022

The following machines are under work and could launch with upcoming M2 series processors based on the Bloomberg report. These includes:




  • Apple MacBook Air with M2 chip

A MacBook Air with a standard Apple M2 chipset could feature an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU. The report also confirms the codename of the upcoming MacBook Air model as J413.

The upcoming Apple MacBook Air 2022 could launch with M2 chipset
The upcoming Apple MacBook Air 2022 could launch with an M2 chipset
  • Apple Mac Mini with M2 series chip

A Mac mini model could launch with the two variants. Here, one of the models will feature the standard Apple M2 chipset, while the other could launch with the M2 Pro chipset. The Mac mini variant with an M2 chip will get the codename J473. At the same time, the variant with the M2 Pro chip could launch with codename J474. Keep in mind that the Mac Mini variant’s specifications will be the same as the MacBook Air model.

Apple Mac Mini may launch with both M2 and M2 Pro chipset
Mac Mini may launch with both M2 and M2 Pro chipset
  • 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with M2 chip

There will be an entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro. This Apple MacBook Pro model could launch with the standard M2 chip and launch with the codename J493. These M2 powered machines will bring improvement in performance.




  • 14- and 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro with M2 series chip

Other than the 13-inch model, the MacBook Pro could also launch with 14- and 16-inch models. These bigger variants of the Apple MacBook Pro could feature the M2 Pro and the M2 Max chips. The M2 Max chipset will get a 12-core CPU and 38-core GPU, along with 64GB of memory.

Apple could launch three new MacBook Pro models with 13-, 14- and 16-inch sizes with latest M2 series chipset
Apple could launch three new MacBook Pro models with 13-, 14- and 16-inch sizes with the latest M2 series chipset

Furthermore, these Apple M2 series-powered 14-inch MacBook Pro models will get the codename J414. At the same time, the 16-inch MacBook Pro model could come with the codename J416. Both the 14- and 16-inch models will have the same specifications. FYI, recently the Cupertino-based tech giant also launched the latest Apple Mac Studio device and we did the complete Apple Mac Studio review on our website.




  • Mac Pro with M1 Ultra successor

5Finally, the Cupertino-based tech giant could also bring a Mac Pro model, including a successor to the M1 Ultra chip. This M1 Ultra chipset is used in Mac Studio devices. Moreover, the Mac Pro model will get the codename J180.

Apple Mac Pro could launch with successor to the M1 Ultra chipset
Apple Mac Pro could launch with the successor to the M1 Ultra chipset

In addition to this, the Cupertino-based tech giant is also testing an M1 Max version of the Mac Mini. However, the recent launch of Mac Studio makes such a machine redundant. Henceforth, Apple could stick with M2 and M2 Pro chips with its upcoming Mac mini models.




New Macs: Expected Launch

Bloomberg claims that internal testing is a “key step” in the development phase. The private software and data firm suggests that these Apple M2-powered machines could launch in the coming months starting from the middle of the year. In another report, we heard that the new MacBook Air, an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, a Mac Pro, and a new Mac Mini could launch later this year. But first, we could see the launch of refreshed 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. As mentioned above, Bloomberg previously reports that we could see at least two Mac models launching in the middle of the year.

Written by Pulkit Sharma

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