Apple may be preparing a long list of Macs, all ready to use the brand new M2 chip as well as the future M3 chip.
What’s perhaps more exciting is that the M2 Macs are likely to arrive this year, including the highly anticipated Mac Pro. What else does Apple have in store for later this year and beyond?
Today’s round of tempting Apple news comes out: Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman† In his Power On newsletter, Gurman talked about a wide variety of Apple products that are said to be coming soon, including a slew of Macs. While the M2-based devices appear to be slated for release this year, Gurman’s predictions also extend beyond the M2 and into the next generation — the rumored Apple M3 chip.
To bring these new products to life, Apple would soon be unveiling the upgraded versions of the M2. This includes the M2 Pro, Ultra, Max and Extreme. It looks like Apple is accelerating the speed at which it releases new versions of the chip, so we may hear more about these devices soon — as long as everything in Gurman’s report turns out to be true.
According to Gurman, Apple is preparing the following:
- An M2-based Mac Mini
- An M2 Pro Mac Mini
- The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros in two flavors: M2 Pro and M2 Max
- An M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme Mac Pro
Gurman has not revealed anything further about the devices in question or the chips themselves, so we can only speculate. One thing is certain: a Mac Pro running on Apple silicon takes a lot of time. As it stands now, the M2 chip outperforms the Intel-based Mac Pro, despite being about $5,000 cheaper. The Mac Pro costs more than $6,000, while the M2 is currently only available in relatively inexpensive devices: the M2 MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro†
Assuming Apple really plans to release all of these this year or early next year, it looks like we’re going to have a busy fall season with an avalanche of new Macs. In addition to all of the above, Gurman teased that he also expects to see the M2 in the rumored Apple mixed-reality headset. Gurman expects the headset to be equipped with the basic M2 chip and 16 GB of RAM.
Although the M2 chip was recently unveiled at WWDC 2022, Apple is already preparing its successor, which may be the chip that a real generational leap compared to the M2. Surprisingly, Apple was going to start using the M3 as early as next year. The chip could find its way into an updated 13-inch MacBook Air, a 15-inch MacBook Air and a new iMac† Gurman also mentions a 12-inch laptop that’s still in the early stages of development — could it be a new MacBook Air? Time will tell.
With all these Apple products coming soon, it’s bound to be an exciting end to the year. Apple often teases new products sometime in the summer to release them in the fall, so we should be hearing some real confirmations from the source itself soon.