Apple’s nine new M2-powered Macs are reportedly leaked just a few weeks after the most powerful Mac ever was released, the Mac Studio powered by the M1 Ultra chip.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the MacBook Air, the entry-level MacBook Pro, both the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro, the Mac mini and Mac Pro will all have an available configuration with Apple’s new M2 chip. In the report there is no mention of a replacement for the current M1-powered iMac or a replacement for the recently discontinued 27-inch iMac.
So, given that the new M2 will land in even entry-level machines, what does that tell us about how the M2 will stack up against the M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max and M1 Ultra? We suspect that the M2 is the M1 replacement as the entry-level Apple Silicon chip that will also likely power the next iPad Pro as well as the nine Macs mentioned in the report. Eventually Apple will replace the M1 Pro, M1 Max and M1 Ultra with M2 Pro, M2 Max and M2 Ultra respectively. We may not have to wait long since the report does say that we would see two Macs announced at WWDC22 on June 6th.