In addition to the new iPad, Apple is also gearing up for the launch of five new Macs in 2022, including a new version of the entry-level MacBook Pro.
From the latest revelations, the five new Macs include: a high-end iMac with Apple chips that sits above the 24-inch iMac in the lineup; a major upgrade to the MacBook Air featuring the “M2” chip and a new design; an upgraded Mac mini; a new version of the entry-level MacBook Pro and a new Mac Pro with Apple chips. Mac Pro.
The introduction of Apple’s latest high-end MacBook Pro model, which reportedly brings a larger display, eliminates the Touch Bar and adds more ports, seemed to put the entry-level MacBook Pro in a somewhat odd position in the Mac lineup, leading to speculation that it could be discontinued or even replaced by a high-end version of the MacBook Air, but Gurman’s latest news suggests that a new entry-level MacBook Pro is a possibility for next year.
Details about the new machine are unclear, but there are still unanswered questions around how the new entry-level MacBook Pro will find its niche between the new M2 MacBook Air and the current high-end MacBook Pro, and whether aspects such as the Touch Bar will be retained.
In addition, Apple is also working with its chip foundry partner TSMC, which is piloting the 3nm process, or N3. Apple’s first 3nm chip may be launched in 2023, including the iPhone 15 with the A17 chip, the Mac with the M3 series of chips, but of course these names are only predictions, whether it will be the final name is unclear.
Currently, the M1 chip is an 8-core design, M1 Pro and M1 Max is a 10-core design, whether M1, M1 Pro or M1 Max, are single die design. Rumor has it that the M3 will be a 4 die design with up to 40 core CPUs.
Finally, the A16 with TSMC’s 4nm technology, the N4 process, and the M2 chip may appear on next year’s iPhone 14 and Mac products.