Apple may launch four M2-equipped Macs this year
Apple plans to launch four different M2-powered Macs this year, according to renowned Apple tipster Mark Gurman.
written in his weekly Light up newsletter, Gurman suggests that Apple will introduce the new M2 chip in the 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, 24-inch iMac, and entry-level Mac Mini.
The M2 chip is expected to be the second generation iteration of the core Apple Silicon processor. Previous rumors suggested that the Apple M2 chip would be based on a 4nm architecture, which would make it more efficient than the existing 5nm M1 processor. It is currently unclear whether Apple will increase the number of CPU and GPU cores.
The new Macs aren’t expected to arrive until the second half of the year. Apple typically refreshes its Mac lineup in October, so it may take several months for the M2 chip to arrive.
Gurman also shared additional information about the upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro saying, “I expect the new entry-level MacBook Pro to match the high-end MacBook Pros by losing the Touch Bar, but the differentiators keys will be less. screens, processors and storage, and no ProMotion or Mini LEDs.
While the 13-inch MacBook Pro will apparently lack the Mini LED technology found in its larger siblings, Gurman says that won’t be the case with the 2022 MacBook Air. The next Air is expected to feature a Mini LED display, but will lack Promotion .
Gurman also reiterated that Apple will hold a virtual event on March 8 to unveil the iPhone SE 3 and new iPad Air models. A new high-end Mac Mini, along with the M1 Pro or M1 Max, is also slated to launch in the spring, though Gurman isn’t sure if it will make an appearance on the iPhone SE 3 showcase.
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It’s no surprise to see Apple planning to launch its second-generation Apple Silicon processors, but it’s good to see that it will potentially upgrade all of its entry-level Macs simultaneously.
Expect the next M2 chip to be more powerful than the existing M1 processor thanks to a more efficient architecture. That said, don’t expect it to challenge the power of the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, as Apple is unlikely to significantly increase the number of CPU and GPU cores.