The two-year transition to Macs with Apple chips has been a lot of fun, hasn’t it? Not only are we seeing M-series processors evolve, but also Macs are launching with new designs and features.
It’s been years since Mac users have had anything more important to look forward to other than CPU upgrades and a new laptop keyboard, and the transition to Apple’s chip has made things very exciting again. .
It will soon be two years since Apple officially announced that it was starting the transition to its own processor. But that doesn’t mean they stop releasing new Macs. We know the rollout of the M1 Macs is over, and now we’ll see what else Apple can do with its Mac chip, so we can see some more interesting design changes.
This excitement won’t end in June, and rumor has it that we’ll see more innovation on the Mac until at least the end of this year. These are the five Macs that could continue the transition started in 2020.
The Mac Pro isn’t for everyone, but everyone wants to see what Apple will do with it. It’s the Mac for the most demanding users, and Apple can do it all, not just with speed, but also with premium features and design.
The two previous Mac Pro designs (2013’s Cylinder and 2019’s Tower) feature stark contrasts in design, with the former being super compact and self-contained, while the latter is large and modular.
With the new Mac Pro, we might see a happy medium between these two design philosophies, removing some user-accessible components while allowing others.
This is because the M1 incorporates features that would normally be separate components, such as GPU, RAM, and media accelerators. However, Mac Pro users need expansion slots for different cards and want to be able to add more RAM or upgrade the GPU.
If Apple removed all modular features, it would send the wrong message to Mac Pro customers.
The Mac Studio introduced the M1 Ultra, the best SoC in the M1 series. The Mac Pro is Apple’s best chance to show off its processing power, so the company could introduce a new SoC that really shakes up the Mac Pro.
WWDC would be a fantastic showcase for the new Apple-powered Mac, in the same place where Apple showed off the latest two models.
Apple currently offers three models of Mac mini: two equipped with the M1 chip and a third still using an Intel processor. It is this third model of Mac mini which will be very interesting to see how it evolves.
Apple doesn’t have a desktop Mac using the M1 Pro processor: we’ve only found it in the 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pros. The high-end Mac mini seems like the ideal machine for this. The price could also go up (it’s now $1,259 / MXN 28,999), but it could go up to $1,859 / MXN 32,999 to better fit between low-end Mac minis and the Mac Studio d. entry-level at $2,329 / MXN 51,999.
Additionally, the M2 chip could make its debut this fall, which is two years after the launch of the M1. The M2 would replace the M1 in lower-end Mac minis. The M2 will be like the M1 (8-core processor with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores), but faster, but not fast enough to catch up with the M1 Pro.
Like the Mac mini, the current MacBook Air uses an M1, and rumors suggest the new model could use an M2 (although there have been conflicting reports on this). The most interesting thing about a new MacBook Air is the possibility that it will arrive with a drastic makeover.
Basically, the MacBook Air could look like a portable iMac, with multiple color options, a white bezel around the screen, and an even thinner and lighter body. You can still use an LED display, which is more affordable than the mini-LED displays used in the MacBook Pro.
This would help distinguish the MacBook Air as a mainstream laptop, like the iMac. So not only would its redesign be interesting to see, but it would create clear lines within Apple’s Mac lineup.
MacBook the 15″
New rumors are circulating about a 15″ Mac laptop, and it’s believed to be a larger version of the MacBook Air, which is currently only available in 13″. It wouldn’t be something we haven’t seen before. In case you didn’t know (or remember), Apple had two sizes of MacBook Air, an 11″ model and a 13″ model. The smaller Air was discontinued in 2015.
However, Apple has a 13″ MacBook Pro for sale along with an M1, and it is believed that this laptop will be upgraded with an M2. So will Apple really still be selling two MacBook Airs and three MacBook Pros? Too many laptop.
It’s hard to think Apple is going to keep the 13-inch MacBook Pro if it’s going to make a 15-inch MacBook Air. Apple might revamp the 13-inch MacBook Pro into a 15-inch MacBook which sits between the 13-inch MacBook Air and the 14-inch MacBook Pro.
But whatever the name of the machine, it would be the first 15-inch laptop since 2019, since that’s when Apple launched the 16-inch MacBook Pro. For many, it’s the middle ground between portability and size, and we’re excited to see what it’s going to look like.
Apple’s desktop lineup is doing very well. The Mac mini has lower-end models at $799 / MXN 17,999 and $1,029 / MXN 23,499, and a Mac mini with M1 Pro would make a nice high-end complement. The Mac Studio is a relatively low-end professional computer, and the Pro is the ultra high-end.
Then there’s the iMac. Apple sells three standard configurations, but whichever you choose, it’s always a lower-tier M1-powered Mac. There is no high-end alternative. It may not be necessary, but iMac Pro would be a good option.
Despite Apple discontinuing the 27-inch iMac in March, there are rumors that an iMac Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max could launch in 2023. Sounds interesting, as it would also have a Liquid XDR display and a design similar to the 24″ iMac.
It could be an attractive alternative to the $2,329 / MXN$51,999 Mac Studio, which lacks a keyboard, display, and mouse.
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