28 April 2022
It is about to be two years since Apple debuted its custom chipset M1 for Macs. It has released different models of it since then and has revealed M1 Ultra will be the last release under the current generation. It is rumored to be working on the successor i.e. M2 chip for quite some time and now, we have fresh details surrounding the development.
As per Bloomberg, Apple is busy testing four different M2 chip versions on at least nine Mac models. It is performing these tests with third-party apps to see if they can achieve the expected level of performance. These different versions will presumably be called M2, M2 Max, M2 Pro, and M2 Ultra and succeed currently available M1, M1 Max, M1 Pro, and M1 Ultra chips respectively.
Apple is reported to be testing a new MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, and a Mac Mini with the new M2 chip. There are two MacBook Pro models featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets. A Mac Pro is also under development which is powered by a processor that will succeed M1 Ultra. The exact technical specifications for each of these new chips are currently unknown.
A recent report claimed that Apple has a new entry-level model with an M2 chip under development. It is hard to say when Apple will make an announcement about these new chips and Mac models. However, we can expect something from the Cupertino-based tech giant during this year's WWDC keynote.