Just over a week from special eventwe obviously talk a lot about the iPhone 14 and the Apple Watch of course, but we shouldn’t forget the other devices that Apple has in its big hat – in particular the Macs, since we are coming to the end of the transition to Apple Silicon which should last two years.
The manufacturer could thus unveil this fall 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros equipped with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Mark Gurman explains that the development phase of these new laptops is well advanced, as are the test phases. Which is a little more specific than his previous indiscretions.
So there is a chance that these models could be presented in the coming months, and why not as early as October during a second keynote? The snoop of Bloomberg takes a grain of salt all the same and warns that these machines could wait until next spring. We are not in such a hurry after all, since this brand new range was launched at the end of 2021.
Ming-Chi Kuo recently announced that volume production of these MacBook Pros will begin in the last quarter, with 5nm chips like the base M2. Even though DigiTimes assures that the engines of the new portables will be engraved in 3 nm, it would be surprising that Apple thus mixes the finenesses within the M2 family. Even though this level of engraving could be the asset of a future M3 chip…
Ming-Chi Kuo: Future MacBook Pros would go into production this year with a 5nm chip
Within the Mac family, there are still two anomalies, starting with the Mac mini Intel, still in the catalog! It could have been replaced at the end of last year by a model with an M1 Pro, but Apple would not have done anything about it. From now on, we are firmly waiting for a Mac mini M2 and M2 Pro which would come out “ in the coming months “.
The Mac mini M2 and M2 Pro are still in the pipeline
The rumor also evoked during the summer several prototypes of iMac 27 inches with Apple Silicon chips and even a black finish. The same Gurman was talking about a larger iMac with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips.
There remains the question of the Mac Pro, and there all the forecasts are out. It seems that Apple had worked on a tower with M1, without doing anything. The manufacturer would prefer to rely on M2 Ultra and M2 “Extreme” chips for a machine that could be unveiled by the end of the year.
M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, M2 Extreme: Apple’s future chips will spread to all Macs 🆕