Apple’s M1 processor is still taking the world by storm with its speed and power management but Apple isn’t resting on its laurels. According to a new report by Nikkei Asia, the chip that will come after the M1 is already in mass production.

Likely to be called the M2 processor, the new chip is thought to be set for a debut in a new MacBook later this year.

The next generation of Mac processors designed by Apple entered mass production this month, sources familiar with the matter told Nikkei Asia, bringing the U.S. tech giant one step closer to its goal of replacing Intel-designed central processing units with its own.

Shipments of the new chipset — tentatively known as the M2, after Apple’s current ‌M1‌ processor — could begin as early as July for use in MacBooks that are scheduled to go on sale in the second half of this year, the people said.

The M2 would be the second chip to arrive since Apple ditched Intel for its Mac lineup. The M1 has recently made the jump from the Mac to the iPad Pro as well, so it’s possible the M2 will also eventually do the same as well.

The current M1 chip powers everything from Apple’s MacBook Air all the way to the newly announced 24-inch iMac.

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