According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on nine Mac systems with M2 processors, including the MacBook Pro that will be available with the M2 Pro and M2 Max. The M2 Max will have 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores.
Apple plans to release the MacBook Air, an entry-level MacBook Pro, two Mac mini models, two 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, and a Mac Pro desktop system, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gorman. All with an M2 . processor† According to Gurman, the nine systems will receive different versions of the M1 processor successor.
For example, it will receive the upcoming MacBook Air and the entry-level variant of the MacBook Pro M2 with 8 CPU cores and 10 GPU cores. The CPU is again supposed to be around 4 powerful cores and 4 economic cores, just like the M1. The M1 has 8 GPU cores and the M2 will perform better in terms of graphics with the two additional GPU cores. Reportedly, TSMC produces M2 at 4 nm, while M1 is made at 5 nm. This also allows the M2 to perform economically or better, or a combination of both.
Mac mini systems will be available with the M2 and M2 Pro. Gurman is not reporting details about the M2 Pro. It is also said that Apple is testing a Mac mini with the M1 Pro, but it is unclear if it will appear, as Mac Studio would have rendered this system obsolete.
MacBook Pros with 14″ and 16″ screens could also see an update with the M2 Pro, but variants with the M2 Max will appear as well. M2 Max should be a processor with 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores, thus it is more powerful than M1 Max which has 10 CPU cores and 32 GPU cores. Finally, the Mac Pro should also appear along with the M1 Ultra successor.
The report says that the new MacBook Air, entry-level MacBook Pro and new Mac minis will be launched this year. It is also said that the MacBook Air is getting bigger modified design†
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