Known for his predictions about Apple plans Mark Gurman (Mark Gurman) from the sides Bloomberg shared new assumptions about the development of the model range of devices of this brand using processors of its own design. The migration of Intel processors should be the last to complete the Mac Pro family, and for this this step will be associated with the release of M2 generation processors.
Mark Gurman cites three key points made by Apple officials during the March 8 new product reveal. The M1 Ultra processor, which formed the basis of Mac Studio, will be the last representative of its generation. The 27-inch iMac model will be discontinued, with the new Mac Pro coming later. All this leads the author of the original publication to suspect that the Mac Pro will wait for the flagship processor of the M2 generation to abandon the use of Intel processors.
The range of M2 processors, according to the source, will be expanded by the end of next year along with the emergence of new computers based on them. It is expected that the Apple M2 family will include the flagship M2 Extreme processor, which will be obtained by combining two M2 Ultra and will be able to offer 48 computing and 96-128 graphics cores. Accordingly, a single M2 Ultra will be limited to 24 cores and 48 or 64 graphics. All recent representatives of the series will have more modest characteristics: M2 Max will receive 12 compute and 32 graphics cores, M2 Pro will combine 12 compute and 16 graphics cores, and M2 is destined to start the “dynasty” with 8 compute and 9 or 10 graphics cores .
In the segment of devices for professional users, as Mark Gurman expects, the following products will be offered by the end of next year:
- 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max processors;
- iMac Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max processors;
- Mac Studio with M2 Max and M2 Ultra;
- Mac Pro with M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme processors;
- 7K Apple Pro display.
In the consumer area, the following devices are expected to be announced by the end of next year:
- Mac Book Air with M2 processor;
- MacBook Pro with M2 processor and 13-inch display;
- Mac mini with M2 or M2 Pro;
- iMac with M2 processor;
- Apple Studio display.
The M2 version of the iMac is expected to offer a 24-inch display. Of course, all of these are just assumptions and don’t commit Apple to anything, but buyers of the brand’s products can at least plan a timeline for updating existing devices over the next year and a half.