In a new report for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman reveals that we can expect around seven new Macs with Apple Silicon technology during 2022. The first models will arrive as soon as the March event.
In the latest edition of its Power On newsletter, Gurman explains that these new Macs will come with the following processors:
- New M2 chip
- M1 Pro and M1 Max chips
- Improved version of the M1 Max
But how many new Macs can we expect in 2022? Gurman writes that he expects at least seven new Macs, all with Apple Silicon chips:
- Mac mini with M1 Pro chip
- 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip, which will sit under the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros
- Mac mini with M2 chip
- 24-inch iMac with M2 chip
- MacBook Air redesigned with the M2 chip
- iMac Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips
- Small Mac Pro, the first with Apple Silicon, with power equivalent to two/four M1 Max chips.
It’s likely that Apple could already announce new Macs at the next event in March, especially the entry-level MacBook Pro and Mac mini. Gurman also claims that he was told that Apple “getting ready for another round of Macs around May or June”.
“Apple will want developer support for the super powerful chips in the Mac Pro, so I’m guessing the company wants to launch this machine as early as WWDC in June and then release it in the fall.” The refurbished MacBook Air is expected to arrive for the holiday season, so it should be released around this time of year, even though Apple originally planned to launch it in late 2021 or early 2022.”
During the second round of Mac announcements, the Cupertino company could focus on the new 27-inch iMac Pro and the new Mac Pro.
“The Mac Pro chips will be available in two main versions: one that will double the capabilities of the M1 Max and one that will even quadruple them. These will be chips with, respectively, 20 processor cores and 64 graphics cores and 40 processor cores and 128 graphics cores.
The Pro and Max versions of the M2 chip won’t be launched until 2023 with the first M3 chip. »
The next iMac Pro will feature a 27″ screen with mini-LED technologies and ProMotion technology and will be powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. On the design side, on the other hand, the company will bet on much more sober colors, in line with the previous generations, most likely space gray and silver, in order to further differentiate itself from the basic version of the iMac, which should remain at only 24 inches.