Apple is reportedly testing its updated M2 flavor of Apple silicon in multiple Macs and has been doing so for a few weeks, according to a new report.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said in his weekly Power On newsletter that developers have reported that Apple has been testing new chips with a specification that matches the one expected of the first M2 chips — those chips have eight CPU cores and 10 GPU cores, the report notes.
I’m told from a developer source that Apple has been testing multiple Macs with a new chip in recent weeks that includes an eight-core CPU (four efficiency cores and four high-performance cores) and 10 GPU cores. Those are exactly the specifications of the M2 chip I detailed last year.
Apple has been testing this new chip on machines running macOS 12.3 (which should be released in the next week or two and run on the new Macs) and a future macOS 12.4, as well as macOS 13, which will be previewed in June at WWDC 2022.
Apple is expected to announce multiple new Macs at an event that will take place tomorrow, March 8. A new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Apple’s M2 chips are likely to be announced, while a new iPad Air and 5G-capable iPhone SE are also thought to be in the cards.
The new M2 chip is already a hotly-anticipated one, building on the impressive M2 chips we’re already familiar with. Future chips will likely include an M2 Pro and M2 Max, too.
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