According to the reporter, the Cupertino-based company will release several Apple Silicon Mac models over the course of the year.

In a new report , Mark Gurman reveals that Apple will launch at least seven new Macswith Apple Silicon technology in 2022.

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter , Gurman explains that these new Macs will be powered by the following processors:

  • A new M2 chip ;
  • The M1 Pro and M1 Max chips introduced last year;
  • An enhanced version of the M1 Max chip.

But how will these processors be distributed in the Mac line? Gurman reveals he expects at least seven new Macs this year:

  • Mac mini with an M1 Pro chip;
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip, a model that will be positioned below the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro;
  • Mac mini with M2 chip;
  • 24-inch iMac with M2 chip;
  • MacBook Air redesigned with M2 chip;
  • iMac Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips;
  • Mac Pro mini, the first with Apple Silicon, with the equivalent of two or four M1 Max chips.

Apple is likely to present some of these Macs at the March event, including the entry-level Mac mini and the MacBook Pro M2. Additionally, Gurman says he’s been told Apple is “gearing up for another round of Macs around May or June.

Apple will want to get developer support for the super powerful chips in the Mac Pro, so I’m assuming the company will showcase that machine at WWDC in June and ship it in the fall. A refurbished MacBook Air, on the other hand, will arrive during the holiday period, even though Apple originally planned to launch it in late 2021 or early 2022 ”.

During the “second round”, Apple could introduce the new iMac Pro and the new Mac Pro with the “super powerful versions of the M1 Max”.

Additionally, Gurman reveals what to expect from the new chips in terms of performance:

  • The M2’s CPU will likely be a bit faster than the M1, but the chip should retain the same eight-core architecture. Graphics can get a boost, going from seven / eight cores to nine / ten.
  • The Mac Pro chips will be available in two main versions: one that doubles the capabilities of the M1 Max and one that quadruples it. About 20 CPU cores and 64 graphics cores on the first chip and 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores on the second.

Finally, Gurman notes that, based on the Apple Silicon roadmap we’ve seen so far, he expects the “Pro and Max versions of the M2” to launch in 2023 alongside the first M3 chip.

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