The transition to Apple Silicon chips is in full swing in Cupertino. The Californian firm would have planned no less than 7 new devices in its Mac range for 2022.
Since the start of its transition in 2020, Apple has been determined to put an end to Intel and AMD chips in its machines. The firm is now able to develop from A to Z its own Apple Silicon chips for its Macs. It started with the Apple M1 in the MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iMac and MacBook Pro before moving on to the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for the MacBook Pro. The pace is not going to slow down in 2023, far from it.
The list of new Macs planned for 2022
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman was able to pull together the list of new Macs and MacBooks that would be slated for this year. If we have followed the latest rumors about Apple, we will be little surprised by this list which above all allows us to see how much the firm is investing in its range of PCs.
- Apple Mac mini M1 Pro
- MacBook Pro 13 M2
- Mac mini M2
- iMac M2
- Macbook Air M2
- iMac Pro M1 Pro and M1 Max
- Mac Pro Apple Silicon
According to the journalist, it is the MacBook Pro 13 and the Mac minis which should be the first to be renewed, because they are the oldest in the range. The iMac Pro should also be a fairly straightforward launch with an M1 Pro and M1 Max chip already in mass production. The MacBook Air M2 originally slated for release between late 2021 and early 2022 would have been pushed back to the end of the year to maximize its sales counting on the year-end period.
The Mac Pro is the most ambitious machine planned by Apple this year. It should occupy half the volume of the current generation Mac Pro, and integrate a new chip derived from M1 Max. It would be a chip multiplying the number of cores by 2 or 4 depending on the configuration: up to 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores. When we see what the M1 Max manages to do in a small MacBook Pro chassis, we can’t wait to see the result in a desktop PC. Apple should probably unveil this machine at WWDC, its conference dedicated to developers. If this event is mainly dedicated to new software, Apple has already unveiled powerful machines in the past also targeting developers.
The Apple M2 chip is also highly anticipated, but should not fundamentally change the architecture of the M1 chip. Mark Gurman believes that it would above all be a question of improving the graphic part by going from seven or eight cores to nine or ten.
Between an event in March, WWDC in June and another event in the fall, we haven’t finished hearing about the Mac in 2022.
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