The MacBook Air and Mac mini equipped with the new M2 processor will be released at WWDC (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference). WWDC 2022 has been officially announced to be held online on June 6, local time in the United States. The traditional focus is of course several operating systems such as iOS 16, WatchOS 9, macOS 13, and TVOS 16.
The M2 processor is expected to use TSMC’s 4nm or even 3nm process. The previously exposed test hardware information is as follows:
- The MacBook Air, code-named J413, is equipped with an M2 chip, including 8 CPU cores and 10 display cores. By comparison, the MacBook Air currently on sale has 8 graphics cores
- The Mac mini, code-named J473, is equipped with an M2 chip with the same chip parameters as the above MacBook Air. There is also a test Mac mini equipped with the M2 Pro chip, codenamed J474
- The entry-level MacBook Pro, code-named J493, is equipped with an M2 chip, and the chip parameters are the same as the above MacBook Air.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro, code-named J414, is powered by the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The M2 Max chip has 12 CPU cores and 38 display cores, compared to the 10 CPU cores and 32 display cores of the current model on sale. In addition, this computer is also equipped with 64GB of memory.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro, code-named J416, is powered by the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The M2 Max chip parameters of this MacBook Pro are the same as the 14-inch MacBook Pro.
In terms of industrial design, the new generation of MacBook Air may adopt a similar design to the new MacBook Pro, but the body thickness will be thinner, equipped with a notch screen, and there will be seven color options similar to the iMac, making the product relatively more “younger”.