One thing to look ahead to: With Apple having launched the final chip in its present M1 lineup earlier this yr—the M1 Extremely—the corporate is engaged on its subsequent in-house SoC: the M2. In response to a latest report, Cupertino is making ready 9 new Macs that can 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 totally different M2-based SoCs, embrace a brand new MacBook Air that can function eight CPU cores and ten graphics cores.
There may even be an entry-level MacBook Professional with the identical specs because the Air, together with 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professionals with 64GB of reminiscence and M2 Professional 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.
Lastly, 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 testing a Mac mini, too—presumably the one we heard about earlier this week—with the identical M1 Professional chip discovered within the newest entry-level 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professionals. It additionally examined an M1 Max model of the Mac mini, however neither could 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 yr
There was no phrase of the reported 15-inch Apple gadget that is someplace between an Air and Professional but carries neither title. We would discover out extra about Apple’s plans in the course of the all-digital WWDC between June 6 – 10.