Apple’s M1 Mac Pro Was Ready Months Ago But Apple Waited For M2 Instead, No Redesign For Mac mini
Apple reportedly had a new Mac Pro ready to ship months ago but has instead decided to wait until a new M2 chip can be used. That’s according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
According to Gurman, speaking with YouTuber Max Tech, Apple had an M1 Mac Pro ready and waiting to be released but it instead decided to wait for an M2 Extreme chip to be completed.
That chip is set to arrive later this year, with Apple expected to preview the device ahead of a launch in early 2023. The arrival of a new Mac Pro will see Apple’s transition away from Intel be completed.
Apple’s current Mac Pro is the last one to use Intel chips after Apple moved the rest of the lineup to M1 and M2 chips.
Little is known about the M2 Extreme, beyond the fact that it will be the most capable chip Apple has ever put into a Mac. No M1 Extreme ever shipped, with the Mac Studio’s M1 Ultra the most performant offering to date.
The same interview also saw Gurman suggest that the next Mac mini will not get a new redesign, as had previously been reported. Instead, it’s thought that the new Mac mini will simply be a speed bump with Apple replacing the current M1 with a new M2 offering.