Monday, Jan 03, 2022, 16:50 Mac: Hardware

Bloomberg: Mac Pro Ready This Summer At WWDC? M2 Won't Be Much Faster Than M1

The switch from "Intel" to Apple Silicon is in full gear. In October, Apple revealed the next generation of MacBook Pro, equipped with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. However, the ARM migration isn't entirely solidified: Apple still hasn't upgraded the 27" iMac or the Mac Pro to the new Silicon standard. The rumor mill actually anticipated that Apple would present the Mac Pro's successor in the winter of 2022 – however, the exceptionally well-informed leaker, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, appears to have learned of an earlier reveal.

WWC 2022: Mac Pro, iMac, & Mac mini
Gurman indicates that apple will fully complete its transition to in-house processors by 2022's World Wide Developer Conference. Apple should show off the new Mac Pro with M1 Pro and Max variants at the developers' fair – and with configurations containing up to 40 processor cores and 128 GPU cores.

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According to Mark Gurman, Apple is also going to present a follow up to the iMac Pro, which is probably an Apple Silicon replacement to the 27" iMac. An iMac mini could also be a possibility, in which case there would likely also be M1 Pro and Max options.

Tim Cook has frequently reiterated Apple's initial prognosis for the length of time required for the complete switch to ARM – two years. However, it hasn't been entirely clear whether the start date for the prognosis began on the occasion of 2020's WWDC or the first presentation of the M1 Macs in the winter of 2020.

Big Changes To The MacBook Air
Apple is planning a new MacBook Air for 2022 – according to the tireless rumor mill, which is in full agreement regarding the matter. Now, however, Gurman is reporting that the next MacBook Air could see the largest redesign in the product's entire history – although his report did lack any specific details.

The M2 Won't Be Considerably Faster Than The M1
Apple should present the next generation of M-chips and the M2 specifically in 2022. However, the drastic disparity in performance seen between the jump from Intel to in-house ARM will be sadly lacking, according to Gurman, who expects a performance improvements comparable to those found between each generation of Apple's yearly A-chips used in the iPhone and iPad.

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