Apple is expected to launch new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini and iMac Pro models powered by a blend of Apple M1 and M2 silicon at the March 8 event, according to a report. The information comes from Mark Gurman, who also says that the presentation of Apple’s first event of 2022 will likely focus on the iPhone SE 5G and the iPad Air. According to the analyst, the M2 silicon will be a little faster than the M1.
According to Bloomberg Newsletter by Mark Gurman, Apple will enter the third phase of its complete computer overhaul, which includes switching from Intel processors to its own silicon. At this stage, Apple is expected to release new Mac models based on a new M2 chip, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and a super-powered version of the M1 Max. It expects several MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iMac Pro models to be released. in 2022.
According to Gurman, the March 8 event will see the launch of the 5G iPhone SE and iPad Air, but there could be a debut for at least one new Mac. This information was previously shared by another report earlier this month. The report said that Apple could launch a low-cost iPhone SE 3 5G and a new iPad. Additionally, Gurman cites sources as saying that Apple is also gearing up for another round of Mac releases later in the year — around May or June.
Gurman says Apple will release a new Mac mini with an M1 Pro chip (released last year), a 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip that will succeed the 2020 model, a Mac mini with an M2 chip, a 24-inch iMac with an M2 chip, a redesigned MacBook Air with an M2 chip, an iMac Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max chip options, a “midsize Mac Pro, the first with Apple Silicon, with the equivalent of two or four M1 Max chips” .
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Gurman also notes the differences between the M2, M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. The M2 is said to be “a little faster than the M1”, however it is said to retain the same eight-core architecture as the M1 silicon. Also, graphics are said to get a boost – from seven or eight cores to nine or 10. When it comes to M1 Pro chipsets, they have two choices: one that is twice as powerful as the M1 Max with 20 cores. CPU and 64 graphics cores, and another four times more powerful than the M1 Max chipset with its 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores. He also predicts that the Pro and Max versions of the M2 should arrive in 2023 alongside the first M3 chip.