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After the release of the iPhone and iPad, attention has turned to Apple’s upcoming Mac updates, but while MacBook Pro updates are expected soon, a report says that a Mac Pro update is still in the works for a 2023 release.
While Apple has already covered most of its core products as part of its fall lineup, there have been no changes to the Mac segment yet. As speculation mounts about Apple’s Mac upgrades, it looks like at least one product will arrive in 2023 instead of 2022.
According to Mark Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter BloombergApple is preparing its Apple Silicon Mac Pro to replace the last Intel Mac in its catalog. Even with increased internal testing, it is believed that the model will not be released in time for 2022, but rather a 2023 launch.
The new Mac Pro will apparently have chips two to four times more powerful than the as-yet-unannounced M2 Max, which could be called the M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme, as hinted in July. The chip can offer 24 or 48 CPU cores, as well as 76 to 152 graphics cores, and can have 256GB of memory.
Gurman says that one configuration tested consists of a 24-core processor with 16 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, as well as 76 graphics cores and 192GB of memory.
On a shorter-term basis, Gurman also suggests that the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro will still be released “in the coming months,” possibly in 2022. Variants include the M2 Pro and M2 Max. The latter has 12 cores, including 8 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, as well as 38 graphics cores and up to 64 GB of memory.
The Mac mini is also not forgotten, it is speculated to have an M2 chip. While Apple has tested an M2 Pro version, Gurman doesn’t suggest whether Apple actually plans to push the model forward.
The New Mac mini is also rumored to have a design overhaul, including a slimmer aluminum chassis with a Plexiglas-like top cover and two rubber feet.