New MacBook Pro and Mac mini could arrive in the next few months, as Apple prepares a new Mac Pro
Apple fans who have patiently waited for refreshes of the MacBook Pro and Mac mini might get their wish soon, and a new Mac Pro is apparently in the works
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: New MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro
🆕 A new MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro are reportedly on the way
2️⃣ The MacBook Pro will supposedly come in two configurations: an M2 Pro model and an M2 Max model
🤓 The MacBook Pro M2 Max models will have 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores, while the new Mac mini will use the same chip as the MacBook Air
💪 Apple’s new Mac Pro will be mighty — four times as powerful as the M2 Max — with 24 to 48 CPU cores, and 76 to 152 graphics cores
According to new reports, a refresh of the MacBook Pro and Mac mini is due to arrive in the next couple of months. Apple is also working on a successor to its 2019 Mac Pro, which will supposedly sport extremely impressive specs and could be announced in 2023.
First, the MacBook Pro. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says that Apple’s popular laptop will supposedly come in new 14-inch and 16-inch models, with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips for consumers to choose from. The M2 Pro chip will obviously be a noticeable improvement over the current M2 models, while the M2 Max will be aimed more at power users. The M2 Max will have 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores, according to Gurman, and up to 64GB of memory.
Gurman says that the Mac mini will also benefit from a refresh, and will use the same M2 chip found in the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. The current Mac mini uses Apple’s M1 chip, so the bump to 8 CPU cores and up to 10 graphics cores will help boost performance. An M2 Pro variant could also be released, but it’s unclear at this time.
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Apple is expected to announce its MacBook and Mac mini refreshes in the coming months (Apple tends to announce new hardware in November, January, and in the spring), but it’s the news of a Mac Pro that will probably catch the attention of those who have been patiently waiting for a successor to 2019’s Mac Pro.
Apple has been working on the first Apple Silicon Mac Pro, with Gurman saying that “testing of such a machine has ramped up inside of Apple’s walls”. The Mac Pro will surpass the chips found in the new MacBooks and will offer options for 24 and 48 CPU cores and 76 and 152 graphics cores. Users will also be able to spec their Mac Pros with up to 256GB of memory.
Apple’s silicon has helped the company produce incredible performance gains against the likes of Intel, and this means the Cupertino-based tech giant delivers products that can feel even more intimately “Apple”.
We’ll have to wait to see how these new chips impact the devices’ price points, but the entry-level Mac mini is $699, while an entry-level MacBook Pro 16-inch with an M2 chip costs $2,499.
And what about the Mac Pro? Well, the 2019 model will set you back a whopping $5,999. Expect another eye-watering price point when the new Mac Pro is announced, then.
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