Apple is Said to be Testing Nine Mac Models using M2 Processors

Apple is Said to be Testing Nine Mac Models using M2 Processors

Apple's Next Mac Machines are Revealed in Developer Logs

According to Bloomberg, which cites developer logs, Apple is internally testing numerous types of the next-generation M2 processor and the updated Macs that will be outfitted with it. There are "at least" nine new Macs in the works, each of which will employ one of four M2 chips, which are the successors to the present M1 chips. Apple has also tested an M1 Max version of the Mac mini, but the Mac Studio's introduction may render such a machine obsolete, therefore Apple may remain with M2 and M2 Pro processors when the Mac mini is refreshed. Internal testing, according to Bloomberg, is a "Critical Stage" in the development process, implying that the machines might be distributed in the coming months. We've heard reports of a new MacBook Air, an upgraded 13-inch MacBook Pro, a Mac Pro, and a new Mac mini, but this is the first time we've heard of a 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh this year. Apple may soon announce a new line of Mac computers that use the company's next-generation processor. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has begun comprehensive testing of at least nine Mac models with four different M2 processors, implying that the company is getting ready to release them. Apple has been testing the machines with third-party programs from the App Store, and the developer logs for those apps offer us a sense of what to expect from the company's future batch of computers, which isn't intended to be public knowledge. A MacBook Air with an M2 chip, which has eight CPU cores and ten graphics cores, up from eight in the present model, is said to be one of the devices being examined. According to previous sources, the upcoming MacBook Air will have a substantial overhaul, including a slimmer frame, additional ports, and MagSafe charging. Apple is also rumored to be testing a pair of Mac minis with M2 and M2 Pro processors, as well as an entry-level M2 MacBook Pro with the same specs as the MacBook Air. Apple's 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros were announced in October, but according to Gurman, the company has begun testing new 14- and 16-inch laptops with 64GB of memory and M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs. The M2 Max is said to have 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores, up from the current models' 10 and 32. Finally, there's the next Mac Pro, which is expected to be powered by the successor to the M1 Ultra. The Apple M1 Ultra, which was just released, is the company's most powerful chip to date, and it presently powers the Mac Studio. Gurman cautions that the corporation cannot guarantee that all of the models it is currently testing will be released. He does believe, however, that the new MacBook Air and Mac mini, as well as the new MacBook Pro entry-level, will be released this year.
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