Apple is reportedly screening its M2 chip in advance of Tuesday’s occasion
For months, pundits have been pointing to the lengthy-awaited announcement of new iPad Air and Apple iphone SE products at Apple’s spring party. But final-minute leaks–not to mention the suggestive ‘Peek performance’ tagline attached to the invites–now suggest the Mac line-up could be bolstered by the arrival of superior-power updates in the course of tomorrow’s presentation.
Composing in his Power On publication, professional Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman reveals that, according to his sources, Apple “has been screening various Macs with a new chip in new months that involves an 8-main CPU (4 performance cores and 4 superior-effectiveness cores) and 10 GPU cores.” This unreleased processor, Gurman points out, is specced identically to the M2 he has published about in the previous.
We have prepared about the M2 ourselves, as it happens, and in other places we have argued that the forthcoming M2-dependent MacBook Air is the only presently rumored Mac worthy of the hype. Even so, we remain cautiously optimistic that the Air could nevertheless make its debut tomorrow.
But Gurman sees things otherwise, speaking up a raft of other new Mac releases, dependent on the new M2 or existing M1 Pro and M1 Max, which he thinks will be split in between Apple’s March party and WWDC in June. This will incorporate updates to the Mac mini, 27-inch iMac (potentially rebranded as iMac Pro), and 13-inch MacBook Pro, he reckons, along with the aforementioned Air.
But the ‘Peek’ aspect of the tagline has Gurman’s intellect whirring, and he floats a even more thought: that tomorrow’s occasion could contain a preview of releases coming later in the yr, such as a new Mac Pro.
Is this prediction correct?
If you’re feeling skeptical about the assert, it’s truly worth giving Gurman his thanks. No pundit is infallible–even the types who’ve strike all their predictions so much could fall short in the future–but Gurman is driving a wave proper now soon after correctly predicting the day of Apple’s spring celebration, rather apart from his extended history of sound punditry. There is every single cause to believe his sources are sound and that Cupertino has certainly been tests new Mac chips with the tech specs supplied.
On the other hand, as we so normally have to place out, the fact that Apple has been testing a product doesn’t suggest the firm will always announce and start it on Tuesday. We’d class this prediction as plausible, but Apple might still decide on to aim on its iOS and iPadOS item lines and help save the large Mac announcements for WWDC in June.
The truth of the matter will be disclosed at Apple’s ‘Peek performance’ event. Sign up for us tomorrow at 10 am PT as we report and review the announcements as they happen.
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