Apple is internally testing several variants of the next generation M2 chip and the updated Macs that will be equipped with them, reports Bloomberg, with reference to developer logs. There are “at least” nine new Macs under development that use four different M2 chips, which are successors to the current M1 chips.


Apple is working on devices with standard M2 chips, M2 Pro, M2 Max and a successor to the M1 Ultra, with the following machines on the way:

  • A MacBook Air with an M2 chip that has an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU.
  • A Mac mini with the M2 chip and a variant with the M2 Pro chip.
  • An entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip.
  • A 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The M2 Max chip has a 12-core GPU and 38-core GPU along with 64 GB of memory.
  • A Mac Pro that will include a successor to the M1 Ultra used in Mac Studio.

Apple has also tested an M1 Max version of the Mac mini, but the release of Mac Studio may make such a machine redundant, so Apple could stick to M2 and M2 Pro chips when the Mac mini finally sees an update.

According to Bloomberg, the internal test is a “key step” in the development process, and it suggests that the machines may be released in the coming months. We’ve heard several rumors about a new MacBook Air, an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, a Mac Pro and a new Mac mini, but this is the first we hear about a possible 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro update in years.

Earlier rumors have suggested that we can expect to see the MacBook Air, low-end MacBook Pro and Mac mini come out in 2022, and Bloomberg has previously said that at least two Macs will be launched in the middle of the year, perhaps at WWDC.

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