Apple is doing internal testing of next-generation M2 chips, along with new Mac variants that will use the new processors. Bloomberg discovered the new chips and Macs in developer logs.
The publication says there are “at least” nine new Macs in development, using four different M2 chips, which will serve as successors to the current M1 chip lineup.
The testing is being done on devices powered by standard M2 chips, the M2 Pro, the M2 Max, and a successor to the M1 Ultra. The machines are said to be:
- A MacBook Air with an M2 chip featuring an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU.
- A Mac mini with the M2 chip and a variant with the M2 Pro chip.
- An entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip.
- 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The M2 Max chip features a 12-core GPU and 38-core GPU, along with 64GB of memory.
- A Mac Pro that will include a successor to the M1 Ultra used in the Mac Studio.
While Apple has reportedly also tested an M1 Max version of the Mac mini, but the Mac Studio release may have made such a Mac a bit redundant.
According to Bloomberg, the internal testing suggests that the machines could be released in the coming months.