Apple is all set to release the M2 chip which happens to be its next M-series chipset. This particular chipset will be a part of some of its upcoming models. According to a report by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based tech giant has begun the process of testing nine Macbooks with the help of four different M2 chip types. This testing is carried out via third-party apps. Those who have been following this matter closely have, reportedly, witnessed new Macbooks in the app logs.
As per the aforementioned Bloomberg report, the models that have been tested with the standard M2 chip include an entry-level MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air and a MacBook Mini. All the new MacBooks should be launched by Apple in 2022.
Reportedly, the MacBook Air, which features an M2 chip with the codename J413, comprises 10 graphics cores and 8 CPU cores. The MacBook Pro’s base variant has the codename J493 and the Mac Mini is being referred to as J473. The configuration of both these devices is quite similar to that of the MacBook Air. The Mac Mini has the codename J474 and features an M2 Pro Chip.
The 14-inch and 16-inch units of the MacBook Pro, too, boast of an M2 pro chip. The 14-inch wide MacBook Pro has been codenamed J414 and features M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. These devices have 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores along with 64GB of RAM. J416 is the codename given to the 16-inch MacBook Pro. It has an M2 Max chip and a configuration that has a lot in common with the internal system of the 14-inch Macbook Pro.
A Mac Pro, with the codename J180, will arrive with the M1 Ultra chip’s successor. Also being tested is a Mac mini featuring an M1 Pro chip. This particular MacBook model has the codename J374.