Apple is Reportedly Testing At least Nine New Macs With Four Different M2 Chips

Apple Analyst Mark Gurman Suggests That Apple is Actively Testing Third-Party Software Support For At Least Nine New Macs & MacBooks With Four Different M2 Chips
Apple Macs With M2 Chips

With WWDC 2022 just on the horizon, several reports suggest that Apple might release the base M2 Apple Silicon at the event. However, we had nothing substantial enough to prove this until now, but according to the popular Bloomberg Apple analyst Mark Gurman Apple is on schedule and has already started testing software support for the upcoming M2 Chips with a multitude of unreleased Macs.

According to Mark Gurman, the Cupertino based tech giant, has already started testing third-party software support for at least nine new Macs which will be built around four different M2 Chips. This includes:

  • A MacBook Air with an M2 chip, codenamed (J413) that will be placed just above the current M1 Chip and will offer 10 GPU cores up from 8.
  • An entry-level MacBook Pro with an M2 chip, codenamed (J493) that will offer the same specifications as the MacBook Air.
  • A 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and “M2 Max” chips, codenamed (J414). The M2 Max chip has 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores, up from 10 CPU cores and 32 graphics cores in the current model, according to the logs. It will also have 64 gigabytes of memory.
  • A 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, codenamed (J416). The 16-inch MacBook Pro’s M2 Max will have the same specifications as the 14-inch MacBook Pro version.
  • A Mac mini with an M2 chip, codenamed (J473). This machine will have the same specifications as the MacBook Air and will live along side a “M2 Pro” variation, codenamed (J474), in testing.
  • Lastly, Apple Silicon Mac Pro, that was name dropped at the end of the ‘Peek Performance’ event is also expected to get the new (J180) M2 chip which is expected to overpower Apple’s current most powerful M1 Ultra Chip.

Mark further explains that current M1 Max and M1 Pro won’t be phased out completely any time soon and will co-exist along with similar M2 equivalents inside upcoming Mac Mini machines.

Although, we don’t expect Apple to release all these new M2 Macs at once, we hope to see the redesigned MacBook Air, cheaper 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the new Mac mini before the end of this year. whereas, the other M2 Macs that Apple is currently testing with third-party apps might roll out at after a couple of years.

That said, we might get a glimpse of what’s to come at WWDC 2022 that will be held for June 6 to 20. The same event where Apple ditched Intel and gave us a peek at first Apple Silicon M1 Chip back in 2020.

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