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At least nine Macs with M2 Apple Silicon chips are reportedly in development


Apr 15, 2022
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Internal developer logs indicate that testing of nine computers with next-generation Apple Silicon is in progress.

Apple’s new M2 chip may be closer than ever. A report from late Thursday claims that Apple is testing nine Mac models with next-generation M2 chips.

Internal developer logs Bloomberg claims to have seen say nine models are currently being tested.

MacBook Air with M2 chip

The report claims that the long-rumored MacBook Air has an M2 chip, an eight-core CPU and a 10-core GPU. Current M1 Air models debuted during the Apple Silicon hardware launch in 2020 and come with either seven or eight core GPUs.

Mac mini with M2-series chips

The log also mentioned a Mac mini with an M2 chip, as well as a variant of the Mac mini with an M2 Pro chip.

In March 2022, rumors suggested that the next Mac mini could come in M2 and M2 Pro configurations.

MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips

More specifically, the test documents reportedly hint at the configurations for the next upgrade to the MacBook Pro line.

On the front of the 14-inch MacBook Pro, one model we tested had an M2 Pro chip, while another had an M2 Max chip.

While the current M1 Max chip comes with 10 CPU cores in 24- or 32-core GPU configurations, the upgraded Max chip had 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores. While M1 Max can be configured to use 32 or 64 GB of storage, the tested version uses 64 GB of RAM.

Mac Pro tested with successor to the M1 processor

Internal testing has also suggested that a Mac Pro with a processor will be a “successor to the M1 Ultra chip.” No other details are available.

Mac models using more powerful chips in the M1 line

Mac models have also been tested with the more powerful SoCs within the M1 line that are not currently available to customers.

There is a Mac mini with an M1 Pro chip, as well as a Mac mini with an M1 Max chip listed in the logs. For reference, the Mac mini that will be available in April 2022 uses an M1 chip.

As noted in Thursday’s report, these logs previously predicted the names of the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors.

In July 2021, the next-generation M2 chip was rumored to come with a redesigned MacBook Air in 2022, featuring a colorful design similar to the iMac.

In March 2022, updated rumors suggest the redesigned MacBook Air will arrive in late 2022 instead, with updated MacBook Pros set to arrive in 2023 instead.

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