The first Apple event of the year is scheduled to take place shortly. For weeks, the community has been speculating what exactly the tech giant will announce at the event. Some information has already leaked out through the supply chain or industry watchers like Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. Now he even reveals how Apple 2022 in the PC segment.
Apple 2022: what to expect
Gurman reiterates in its Power On newsletter that the company will announce the new M2 chip later this year. This SoC (system-on-a-chip) will replace the M1 chip with a faster CPU and a GPU with up to ten cores. However, the chipset is designed in such a way that products that Apple releases in 2022 should achieve more performance with less energy consumption on average.
According to Gurman, the M2 chip could be used in a new version of the 24-inch iMac and also in a new Mac mini. In both cases, the design and functionality of the devices should not change much. It could also be used in the 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro. It will appear on March 8th. Specifically, Gurman expects the following new releases from Apple in 2022:
- Mac mini with M1 Pro chip
- Mac mini with M2 chip
- MacBook Pro (13 inch) with M2 chip
- MacBook Air with M2 chip
- iMac (24 inch) with M2 chip
- larger iMac Pro with M1 Pro or M1 Max
- half-size Mac Pro with the equivalent of two to four M1 Max chips
27 inches only on the Pro model?
Apple fans had long hoped that the company would release an iMac with a 27-inch screen diagonal. Apparently that won’t happen this year. Only the much more expensive Pro version should be bigger. This information has not yet been officially confirmed. It’s also unclear whether we’ll see a larger, lower-end iMac in the coming years.
Source: Power On newsletter