Two years ago, Apple announced the transition from Intel Macs to Apple Silicon and introduced the M1 chip. Now, Apple is working on the next wave of Macs with the new M2 chip.
The M2 chip is the next-generation version of Apple silicon, and the first M2 chip will succeed the M1 chip. It will be more powerful than the M1, the chip designed to replace.
In addition, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the new MacBook Air & MacBook Pro will have an updated M1 chip. Furthermore, the reports say that new MacBooks with the M2 chip are coming later this year.
Apple’s M2 in Upcoming MacBook Air & MacBook Pro
Apple is also reportedly working on upgraded versions of the M2, including the M2 Pro, M2 Max, and M2 Ultra.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the next MacBook Air codenamed J413 is expected to be released in a single version featuring M2. The new Mac mini, the M2 chip (internally known as “Staten”), is based on the A15 chip, which is also seen in recently Apple’s new iPhone SE. Although it has an eight-core CPU like M1, M2 will bring a more powerful 10-core GPU.
13 inch-MacBook Pro
The 13-inch MacBook Pro will also get a new model with the M2 chip. Under the codename J493, the machine is based on the current 13-inch MacBook Pro, which means that it should retain the current design rather than getting the new one from the high-end versions.
While a release date is unclear at this point, Sources have told us that both machines are in advanced stages of development, so it’s likely that they will be announced sometime later this year.
Last month, a Bloomberg report revealed that Apple might introduce new Apple Silicon Macs in June at WWDC 2022, with more Macs to come by the end of the year.