The M2 Apple silicon processor has been detected by a developer before of Tuesday’s “Peak performance” Apple presentation, which is likely to appear first in a new MacBook Air and redesigned 13-inch MacBook Pro.
a “development source” told Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman that Apple has been testing an eight-core CPU and a 10-core GPU across many Macs on the newest macOS beta in recent weeks, according to his monthly Power On newsletter.
According to a developer, Apple has been testing a new processor with an eight-core CPU (four efficiency cores and four high-performance cores) and ten GPU cores in recent weeks. Last year, I reviewed the M2 chip’s characteristics in great detail.
Macs running macOS 12.3 (due out in the next few days and compatible with the new Macs) and macOS 12.4 (due out soon) have been used to test the new chip, as has a macOS 13 beta, which will be shown off at WWDC 2022 in June.
In November 2020, Apple introduced its M1 architecture, the first big improvement to Apple’s own silicon on the Mac. As a result, the M1 chip has subsequently been superseded by more powerful variants, the M1 Pro and M1 Max.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is expected to be the first to use the M2 processor, followed by the reimagined MacBook Air. Mac mini with M1 Pro and M1 Max processors is ready to go and might be released next week, according to Gurman. A new 13-inch MacBook Pro and a new iMac might be released as soon as the first part of the year, according to Gurman’s prediction.
“Peek performance” event on Tuesday is expected to be a success, according to Gurman. According to earlier reports and leaks, Apple is anticipated to unveil a new iPhone SE with a 4.7-inch screen, but with 5G connection and a new CPU.
It’s also possible that Apple may unveil a new iPad Air with the A15 CPU, Center Stage, and 5G connection during the event. Another “wildcard” announcement might be made in addition to the iPhone 6, iPad 2, and perhaps an all-new Apple silicon Mac.
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