The M2 MacBook Air is available for purchase. More details have emerged about Apple’s previous plans to launch the next Mac Pro before the end of the year.
In an interview with the YouTube channel Max Tech, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman recently revealed that Apple had a Mac Pro model featuring its M1 silicon. Still, the idea was abandoned to make room for a new Mac Pro, which will come with the “M2 Extreme” chip.
If Apple had announced the M1 Mac Pro, it could have been reported at WWDC alongside its M2 MacBook Air. But, Gurman believes that Apple to unveil the “M2 Extreme” Mac Pro in the coming months and launch it in 2023, possibly during the spring or summer of 2023.
This information may be similar to other details that Gurman spoke about Apple’s roadmap to its products following the M2 MacBook Air announcement in June.
When the second-generation processor was revealed, the journalist suggested it could be the M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pros scheduled for launch later in the year. The laptops are said to go by the codenames J414 and J416, indicating that they have 14-inch and 16-inch displays.
Apple has similarly released M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra chips after the release of the original M1 chip, which seems to pair with different product series, whether laptops, desktops, or professional-focused, creative-focused, low-end, or top-tier devices.
If “M2 Extreme” is anything like the previous M1 chip updates, it may be comprised of several M2 chips that are fused. Also, it could include an M2 chipset with added GPU cores, security chips, AI chip updates, and other modifications that make it appear like an upgrade.
The M2 MacBook Air is now on sale. It is also possible that Apple could shift its strategy to M2 silicon and stop introducing new products that use M1 silicon on the market. This could have been the reason for removing this M1 Mac Pro launch at WWDC.
The final M1 line product released by the series included the Mac Studio computer, which was released in March and running an M1 Ultra chip.
Gurman has also stated previously the possibility that Apple also has the M3 chip included in its roadmap for products that could be paired with an eventual iMac and other products.
The journalist also mentioned on the spot that the company is currently not planning to upgrade the Mac Mini computer, likely because of the similarity in that of Mac Studio.