Three new desktop Mac model identifiers were recently discovered in a “Find My” configuration on Apple’s backend by Nicolás Álvarez (via @aaronp613).
Mac14,8, Mac14,13 and Mac14,14 spotted in Find My configuration. I think they are in a list of devices where "you left your device behind" should be disabled, so they're likely desktops (Mac Studio?).
— Nicolás Álvarez (@nicolas09F9) April 22, 2023
As noted by MacRumors, The new identifiers are Mac14,8, Mac14,13, and Mac14,14, and appear in a list alongside Mac14,3 and Mac14,12, the identifiers for the latest M2 and M2 Pro Mac mini models. The list in Apple’s configuration file relates to overriding “separation monitoring,” which indicates that these Macs could be desktop models, which means they don’t need to be actively tracked via Find My like MacBooks do.
We’re not sure exactly which Mac models these new entries make a reference to, as Apple recently shifted away from the use of more specific model identifiers, such as “MacBookAir10,1” to generic “Mac”-based ones that can apply to any model in the family.
Exactly what these new Mac models are is unclear, as Apple has recently shifted from using more specific model identifiers like “MacBookAir10,1” to generic “Mac”-based ones that can apply to any member of the family.
The Apple silicon-powered Mac Pro will not be unveiled at WWDC 2023, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said recently. He added mentioned that the next-generation Mac Studio will likely not contain M2-series chips. Instead, Apple is postponing a refresh of the device until the M3 generation of chips is ready to avoid cannibalizing the new Mac Pro.
Gurman also noted that the new 15-inch MacBook Air, which will be powered by an M2 chip, was originally supposed to launch last year. This means that the 13-inch MacBook Air could be placed on a separate chip upgrade cycle from the 15-inch model. The 13-inch model could potentially receive the M3 chip well ahead of the larger laptop. We’ll have to wait and see how Apple plans to handle the chip upgrade cycle of the two MacBook Air models in the long term.