Apple M2 chip — everything we know till now


Apple’s M2 processor might be inferior than the M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs.

During the forthcoming Apple Event, the Apple M2 chip is expected to be unveiled. Our Apple Peek Performance event live blog will keep you up to date on all the latest developments.

Mac mini 2022, MacBook Pro 2022 and iPad Pro 2022 might all be equipped with the M2 processor if everything goes according to plan.


M1 was simply the beginning of a long journey for Apple’s migration away from Intel CPUs, as proven by the M1 Pro and M1 Max that powered the MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch in late 2021.

Several of the rumours we heard about the M2 in 2021 were realised in the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors we have today. As a result, we don’t know exactly what Apple’s new silicon will be able to perform. According to several rumoured leaks, the M2 will be less powerful than the M1 CPUs that power the current generation of MacBook Pros.

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Keeping that in mind, here is everything we know so far about the Apple M2 processor.


The release date of Apple’s M2 processor.

We know this because trusted Apple leaker DylanDKT says it will be released in the second half of 2022. Despite this, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman predicts that Apple will unveil the improved processor on March 8 at an event in Cupertino, Calif.

That makes logical, given that the moniker “Peek Performance” implies that Apple Silicon will be present on the day. This has implications for the debut of M2-powered Macs, although it is uncertain whether this will happen before the Fall.

Specifications of the Apple M2 processor

The 11th generation Intel Tiger Lake processors were no match for the M1 chip’s performance, which impressed us and the rest of the computing community. Even more stunning were the M1 Pro and M1 Max. Despite having a higher serial number, the M2 chip will not outperform the present M1 chip. According to the most recent leak, the M2 will be slower than the M1 Pro and M1 Max in terms of performance.


We don’t know how many cores the M2 processor will have at this time. The device was formerly expected to contain as many as 12 CPU cores. There are no more than 8 cores in the M1 Pro and 10 in the M1 Max. The 12-core M1 Max CPU allegedly powering the 2022 iMac Pro was also leaked by DylanDKT.

Previous reports suggested that the device will contain an 8-core CPU with four efficiency and high performance processing cores as well as a 10-core GPU. If this is the case, it would be less powerful than the M1 Pro Max, but more powerful than the M1 chip it’s meant to replace,

According to Gurman, this is the chip that is being tested prior to the March 8 event, which further suggests that it will be there.


MacBook Pro with Apple M2 processor

If DylanDKT is correct, the M2-powered MacBook Pro will not replace the existing 14- and 16-inch computers, as CreativeBloq reported. Instead, the 13-inch MacBook Pro will get an update. The laptop’s general design won’t be drastically altered as a result, notch and all. It is expected that the M2 MacBook Pro would be less expensive than the current MacBook Pros, according to Digital Trends.

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The 2022 MacBook Pro with M2 is expected to be introduced and launched in the autumn, as previously promised.

Apple’s future M2 chip plans

If recent rumours are genuine, those hoping for beefier Apple technology in the M2 chip should keep their hopes in check. This year’s M1 chip looks to be a step down in performance compared to this year’s M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. No matter how dissatisfying this is, at the end of the day, a possibly less expensive MacBook Pro may not be a complete loss.


All Apple M2 news, leaks, and rumours will be posted here as soon as they’re available. Source

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