Apple’s M2 chip is on its way and according to Apple news expert Mark Gurman, we can expect the entire Mac range to move onto Apple silicon this year. By June, we should see the entire desktop range shift, as the iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and Mac mini Pro receive updates. The Macbook Air also gets a complete overhaul, but Gurman says it’s likely that the performance increase offered by the new mobile chip will be marginal at best in comparison to its 2020 M1 predecessor. In mobile tech, Apple will unveil the new iPhone 14, iPhone SE, and the Apple Watch 8 as per usual, along with the wild card, its AR / VR headset.
As mentioned previously, the Apple silicon range is expanding, with the M1 Pro and Pro Max chips coming to both the 24 and 27-inch iMacs. While the 24-inch retains its familiar color range, the 27-inch will become the flagship of the range, taking on the iMac Pro title. Apart from the chip upgrades, the Mac Pro desktop workstation will receive a complete design overall, and the Mac mini adds the new Pro model to top off its range. These models should all be available for order by Apple’s WWDC in June, and Marc Gurman also predicts that all Intel Macs will no longer be available by the end of this year.
Where does the Apple M2 fit in exactly?
The Macbook Air redesign promises to be the most definitive since its initial release back in 2008, but while its new appearance may draw crowds, the specs are very similar to the M1 released in 2020. The new M2 version will apparently offer the same number of CPU cores as the M1, which is eight. While the number of GPU cores rises to nine or ten from the seven or eight cores offered by the original M1 version. The hype cloud surrounding AR / VR products and metaverse platforms means that we could see Apple’s new VR headset release postponed this year, although we are hopeful to see it at WWDC 2022 this coming June.
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