Apple Mac product line preview: the whole series of large upgradeS M2 chip blessing

According to recent developer logs, Apple has begun extensive internal testing of several new Mac computers powered by the next-generation M2 chip. Apple is working on developing more powerful computer products equipped with autonomous processor chips. The journal mentions that Apple is testing at least nine new Mac computers with M2-based processor chips of four different specifications.

Third-party apps from the AppStore were used in the test. This move is a key step in the product development process and suggests that new PC products may be released in the coming months.

After parting ways with Intel chips, the M2 is Apple’s latest attempt at computer processing chips. Apple is gradually replacing Intel chips with self-developed processor chips and now hopes to gain further advantages through more advanced product lines.

After years of slow growth, Apple’s Mac business has seen a recovery over the past two years. This has benefited in part from the fact that corporate employees are buying new equipment because they are working from home. The business generated $35.2 billion in revenue from Apple’s last fiscal year or about 10 percent of Apple’s total revenue.


But even if the testing of these new Mac computers goes well, there is no guarantee that all models will eventually be released, and Apple’s spokesperson declined to comment on the product launch plan.

It is understood that the new Macs being tested include:

A MacBook Air, code-named J413, is powered by an M2 chip and includes 8 CPU cores and 10 display cores. In contrast, the MacBook Air currently on sale has 8 display cores.


A Mac mini codenamed J473 is equipped with the M2 chip, and the chip parameters are the same as the above MacBook Air. There is also a Mac mini in test with the M2 Pro chip, codenamed J474.


An entry-level MacBook Pro code-named J493 is equipped with an M2 chip with the same chip parameters as the MacBook Air above.

A 14-inch MacBook Pro code-named J414, powered by M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The M2 Max chip has 12 CPU cores and 38 display cores, compared to the currently available model with 10 CPU cores and 32 display cores. In addition, this computer is equipped with 64GB of RAM.


A 16-inch MacBook Pro code-named J416, powered by M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The M2 Max chip parameters of this MacBook Pro are the same as those of the 14-inch MacBook Pro.

A Mac Pro code-named J180 is equipped with a chip that is an upgrade of the M1Ultra used in MacStudio.

Apple is also testing a Mac mini with the M1 Pro chip, the same processor as in the entry-level 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

The computer is codenamed J374. Apple is still testing the M1Max version of the Mac mini, but the new Mac Studio may make those products redundant.

According to previous media reports, the new MacBook Air, the entry-level MacBook Pro, and the new Mac mini are scheduled to be released as early as this year, and at least two Mac computers are scheduled to be launched around the middle of this year.

The new MacBook Air is likely to bring the most significant redesign in the history of the product line, with narrower bezels and the addition of MagSafe charging capabilities.

Developer logs have also accurately predicted the hardware parameters of upcoming Mac computers in the past. Last year, developer logs showed that the chips on the new MacBook Pro will be M1 Pro and M1Max.

Since the launch of the first generation of M1 chips in November 2020, Apple has not upgraded the MacBook Air, Mac mini, or entry-level MacBook Pro. However, last October, Apple unveiled the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

In addition, it is reported that although TSMC continued to state that 3nm will be put into production in the second half of the year when announcing the first quarter financial report, the news said that the first generation of 3nm is said here, and the initial production capacity is only 10,000 to 20,000 pieces per month.

While it is true that Apple will hitch a ride on the first wave, the A16 processor of the iPhone 14 series cannot catch up and the magnitude is not satisfied, and instead of the M2 processor.