Apple could soon release a new set of Mac computers powered by the next generation of homegrown chips. Based on By Bloomberg Mark Gurman, the technology giant has begun extensive testing of at least 9 Mac models with 4 different M2 chips, which shows that Apple is preparing to launch them. While it’s not supposed to be public knowledge, Apple has tested the machines using third-party apps from the App Store, and those apps’ developer logs tell us what to expect. waiting for the company’s upcoming batch of computers.
One of the devices allegedly being tested is the MacBook Air with the M2 chip, which has eight CPU cores and 10 cores for graphics, up from eight cores in the current model. Previous reports suggest that the next MacBook Air will have big redesign, which could include a thinner frame, more ports, and MagSafe charging. Apple also appears to be testing a number of Macs equipped with the M2 and M2 Pro chips, as well as an entry-level MacBook Pro M2 with similar specs to the aforementioned MacBook Air.
Apple just released MacBook Pro 14 and 16 inch in October, but Gurman said the company has begun testing new 14-inch and 16-inch laptops with 64GB of memory running the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The M2 Max apparently has 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores, up from 10 and 32 in current models. Finally, there’s the new Mac Pro that will be powered by M1 Ultra’s successor. The recently launched M1 Ultra is Apple’s most powerful chip and currently powers Mac Studio. Gurman cautions that there is no guarantee that the company will release all of the models it is currently testing. That said, he believes the new MacBook Air and Mac mini, as well as the new entry-level MacBook Pro, will be released sometime this year.
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