Apple’s 9 new Mac computers with a M2 chip inside, revealed

The rumor: Apple is planing to release a slew of new Macs with variations of the M2 chip inside, according to Mark Gurman (86.4% accurate, via Bloomberg).

A rundown of the 3 new Macs expected later this year…

  • Redesigned MacBook Air: M2 chip with a 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU
  • Redesigned Mac mini: M2 or M2 Pro chip are coming down the road (but there’s also a M1 Pro Mac mini in testing, and this is likely the version that will drop in 2022)
  • Low-end MacBook Pro revamp: same M2 chip as new MacBook Air, likely in the old MacBook Pro form factor

There are more M2 Macs coming, too, we just don’t know when…

  • Updated 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros: M2 Pro or Max chips, with the M2 Max being upgraded to a new 12-core CPU and 38-core GPU
  • Revamped Mac Pro: M2 Ultra chip faster than what is currently found inside Mac Studio

Sam’s take: This is a LOT of Macs, and I can’t remember a time in history where Apple has ever been this focused on regularly updating their computers like this. It’s probably because the Mac is doing better than ever, and growing at rates that were never thought to be possible. And it’s for good reason: Apple Silicon is simply incredible, and there are now options out for almost every segment of the market. Essentially, I can’t believe we’re here, but I’m stoked that we are: the Mac is officially back.