According to Bloomberg, Apple is internally testing at least nine different Macs with M2 chips.
According to these new rumors, Apple is testing different variants of the M2 chip and Macs that will feature the new processor. Specifically, there are said to be at least nine new Macs in development that use four different M2 chips (M2 standard, M2 Pro, M2 Max, and a successor to the M1 Ultra):
- A MacBook Air with an M2 chip equipped with an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU.
- A Mac mini with M2 chip and a variant with M2 Pro chip.
- An entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip.
- 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips The M2 Max chip features a 12-core GPU and a 38-core GPU, as well as 64 GB of memory.
- A Mac Pro that includes a successor to the M1 Ultra used in the Mac Studio.
Apple is also testing an M1 Max version of the Mac mini, but the release of the Mac Studio could lead Apple not to launch this version of the mini, in order to wait directly for the model with the M2 chip.
According to Bloomberg, this internal test is a “key step” in the development process for new Macs and suggests that the various models could be released in the coming months. Some new features are not excluded from June, with the presentation of the new entry-level MacBook Air and MacBook Pro during the WWDC 2022 keynote.