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M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, M2 Extreme: Apple’s future chips will spread to all Macs πŸ†•


The year of the Mac is far from over. Apple of course unveiled the Mac Studio this week, but the cornucopia of new stuff is far from over. In his Sunday newsletter, Mark Gurman takes stock of what awaits us this year and in 2023, and there’s a lot of laundry going around in the machine.

Between now and the end of 2023, we should therefore expect new MacBook Air M2, MacBook Pro 13 inch M2, Mac mini M2 and M2 Pro, an iMac 24 inch M2. On the professional family side, the catalog should see 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max, Mac Studio M2 Max and M2 Ultra, a Mac Pro M2 Ultra and M2 “Extreme”, as well as a Pro 7K display that would replace the Pro Display XDR πŸ’Έ.

Mark Gurman is also planning a new iMac Pro, equipped with an M2 Pro and M2 Max. The future of this range remains a bit unclear: the 27-inch Intel iMac has packed its bags thanks to the special event of March 8, nothing came to replace it. And it looks like Apple has no successor in the works.

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Apple would not have a new 27-inch iMac in its boxes

As for the previous iMac Pro, Apple withdrew it from its catalog a little over a year ago. Nevertheless, the snoop of Bloombergas well as DSCC’s Ross Young, seem confident that the manufacturer has a new larger Apple Silicon all-in-one in the boxes, complete with mini-LED screen as a bonus.

According to Gurman, Apple will launch at least two or three new Macs by this summer. But which ones? The Mac mini with M2 chip would only be released in 2023, and it could keep its current design, Ming-Chi Kuo casually slipped into one of his prolific tweet. Finally, the range of the M2 chip should break down like this:

  • M2: 8 CPU cores, 9 to 10 GPU cores
  • M2 Pro: 12 CPU cores, 16 GPU cores
  • M2 Max: 12 CPU cores, 32 GPU cores
  • M2 Ultra: 24 CPU cores, 48 ​​to 64 GPU cores
  • M2 Extreme: 48 CPU cores, 96 to 128 GPU cores
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Gurman explains that Apple would wait for the launch of the M2 chip before unveiling its Mac Pro. Apple has been working on a tower with two M1 Ultra chips for a while, he heard. But it would be incongruous to launch a Mac Pro M1 Ultra after the first Mac M2s are presented. From a marketing point of view, there is a difficulty.

Either way, the next two years are going to be busy for Mac users who have rarely received such attention from Apple!

Update – In a tweet, Majin Bu share which is presented as the diagram of a connector to associate two M1 Ultra. This “new” chip – Apple having announced that the M1 range will stop at M1 Ultra – would be known under the code name “Redern”. The leaker says the Mac Pro will be released in September, but given today’s information from Mark Gurman, Apple may have chosen to jump straight to the M2 chip.

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