New Mac Pros, New Processors
Gurman says that Apple has designed a new Mac Pro that will be based on the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Two new processors unveiled along with the new MacBook Pros in October 2021. What model can we expect, Gurman said, may be “small” mac pro With 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores, a new Mac Mini and a larger-screen iMac Pro. In his weekly newsletter, Gurman said the transition from Intel to its own silicon chips could be complete by June.
In addition, a new processor — called the M2 — could also arrive in 2022, but Gurman says it will be “a marginally faster version of the M1 chip from late 2020.” Interestingly, according to Gurman, it will be an upgrade to the M1 processor instead of the M1 Pro and M1 Max. So the CPU core count may remain the same but Apple can give a stronger GPU. “This means nine or 10 GPU cores, an upgrade from the current seven or eight graphics core options on the M1,” Gurman said in his newsletter. According to Gurman, the jump from M1 to M2 will be similar to what Apple does every year with iPhone processors.
Rumors have circulated about Apple redesigning the MacBook Air and Gurman has confirmed the same. Not only that, but a new “entry-level” MacBook Pro could also be introduced by Apple in 2022. Apple hasn’t updated the MacBook Air since November 2020 and is expected to see a complete redesign of the 2022 MacBook Air. One of the most popular laptops from Apple.