Apple is developing six Mac M2s, according to a new leak – Review Geek





A photo of the M1 Ultra chipset.
A photo of the M1 Ultra, Apple’s newest chipset. Apple

Apple is working on six M2 Macs, according to developer logs obtained by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. These logs show that Apple is testing its M2 Macs with third-party apps, a sign that they’re nearing the end of development and could start shipping later this year.

While the new leak doesn’t contain any juicy information about the M2’s performance or Mac design changes, it does show that Apple can offer four “versions” of the M2 chipset, just like the M1. It also dispels the rumor that Apple’s next MacBook Air will reuse the M1 chipset.

Here are the Macs detailed in this leak:

  • Macbook Air (M2)
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro (M2)
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro (M2 Pro and M2 Max configurations)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (M2 Pro and M2 Max configurations)
  • Mac Mini (M2 and M2 Pro configurations)
  • Mac Pro (a “successor” to the M1 Ultra)

The leak also shows that Apple tested a Mac Mini with an M1 Pro chip. Apple might discontinue this machine, as it would make the base Mac Studio model a bit redundant. That said, Apple might release an M1 Pro Mac Mini as a budget alternative to the rumored M2 Mac Mini.

We don’t have benchmarks for the new M2 chips, but Gurman shared some rudimentary specs:

  • M2: 8 CPU cores, 10 GPU cores (instead of 8 GPU cores)
  • M2 Pro: Unknown
  • M2 Max: 12 CPU cores, 38 GPU cores (instead of 10 CPU cores and 32 GPU cores)
  • M1 Ultra “Successor”: Unknown

Assuming Apple follows the M1 release cycle, we’ll likely get the MacBook Air M2, Mac Mini, and 13-inch MacBook Pro later this year. But we can’t read Apple’s mind, and of course there’s no guarantee that the information in this leak is accurate.

Source: Bloomberg

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