Mark Gurman has been busy taking advantage of the San Juan Bridge in parts of Europe. After specifying some details about the AirPods Pro 2 and the next HomePod, the Bloomberg editor clarified in its weekly newsletter several Mac models that will be renewed with the M2 chip or one of its future variants.
M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra and… ¿M2 Extreme?
The rumor evokes a Mac mini M2 but also a more professional Mac mini with M2 Pro chip, something that had been speculated about before. These M2 Pro chips should also arrive in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro (possibly with an ‘M2 Max’ chip as well), and finally we would finally be talking about a Mac Pro with the M2 Ultra chip and an ‘M2 Extreme’ which would demonstrate the full potential of Apple Silicon.
With curiosity no mention of an iMac, although replacing your M1 chip with the M2 shouldn’t take too much engineering effort. It’s possible that Apple saved resources and, as some leaks say, jumped straight to an M3 chip that would arrive next year. Personally, I do not exclude that the crisis in logistics and components that we have been dragging since the pandemic could have had something to do with it.
When? Good “for the next few months”though anything to do with the M3 chip is expected to go by 2023. Parts are starting to adjust to what could be a fall of launches like few we’ve seen, with a whole wave expected to complement the the arrival of the iPhone 14. For now, let’s enjoy the summer holidays while the betas of iOS 16 and other operating systems appear.