Apple is readying its next fleet of laptops and desktops as it transitions into the second phase of Mac products powered by custom silicon, a new report from Bloomberg says.
The company is reportedly prepping next-generation M2 chips and testing at least nine Macs with four different versions of the processor with third-party apps in the App Store, according to developer logs uncovered by Bloomberg and “corroborated by people familiar with the matter.” This particular stage in the development process suggests the upcoming systems could be released in the coming months.
The data obtained by Bloomberg gives us an idea of which M2-powered products to expect throughout the year; it lists the MacBook Air, Mac mini, entry-level MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16, and Mac Pro as currently undergoing testing. Apple is also reportedly tinkering with a Mac mini running on an M1 Pro chip, an update that could close the gap between the current mini and the recently released Mac Studio.
Taking a closer look at each of these devices, the long-awaited MacBook Air, which is due to replace the current M1-powered system, will be equipped with an M2 processor consisting of 8 CPU and 10 GPU cores.