Apple M2 chip reportedly spotted ahead of March event

Apple M2 chip reportedly spotted alee of March event

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With Apple’s ‘Peek performance’ issue right around the corner, rumors point there’south an iPhone SE 2022 and adjacent-gen iPad Air 5 in shop. Now, a new Apple tree silicon scrap has been spotted, which ways an M2 MacBook Air or a new 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro could steal the show.

Co-ordinate to a developer source speaking to Bloomberg’due south Mark Gurman (via MacRumors), Apple tree is testing a new chip an eight-cadre CPU and a x-core GPU, which is widely believed to be the next-generation M2 Apple tree silicon flake. Apparently, information technology has been tested on multip Macs on the latest macOS beta.

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The report states that Apple was “testing this new fleck on machines running macOS 12.three (which should be released in the next week or two and run on the new Macs) and a time to come macOS 12.4, as well as macOS 13, which will be previewed in June at WWDC 2022.”

Every bit previously reported, a new entry-level MacBook Pro with M2 is widely expected to be shown off at the aptly named “Peek performance” issue, taking place on Tuesday, March viii. However, a refreshed Mac mini with M1 Pro or M1 Max chips is also expected to be unveiled. What’s more than, there are several Macs with M2 chips that are tipped to be announced in 2022, including a revamped MacBook Air, an iMac and a Mac Pro.

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Rumors of the updated MacBook Air 2022 indicated that information technology will launch sometime in mid-2022, meaning that a 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro is now looking more probable. Whatever the case, the likely contenders are the iPhone SE 2022 and iPad Air 5. Taking cues from the revamped Apple iPad mini half-dozen, the iPad Air 5 is expected to be equipped with a speedy A15 Bionic, 5G support, and a 12MP ultra-wide front end camera with the iPad Pro’s Centre Phase feature. However, expect information technology to look very similar to the hugely popular iPad Air (2020).

The iPhone SE 2022 may get a similar update, with a processor upgrade (A14 or A15 Bionic) and 5G connectivity. The new model is also set to feature the same display found in the current model and iPhone 8. We’re hoping the new SE model will exist identically priced with its predecessor, every bit it may get out room for a $199 iPhone SE (2020).

Information technology’s interesting to note that Gurman believes there is a “wildcard” announcement Apple could unveil during the show, only only time volition tell. Check out how to picket the Apple tree “Meridian operation” event, and stay tuned for our live blog to get the latest announcements every bit they happen.

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