Apple M2 chip enters testing phase, at least 9 products expected to carry it

Information revealed from Apple’s developer logs shows that the next generation of Apple’s own chip, the M2 chip, has entered the testing phase and internal testing is currently underway, with at least nine products expected to carry this more powerful chip. Notably, it appears that the M2 comes in four different sizes. The MacBook Pro models from Apple with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets look set to get a major upgrade after their specifications were leaked in the last few hours. There will be more CPU and GPU cores.

Apple M2 Max will have 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores

The M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will be the successors to the M1 family, Apple’s first generation of ARM processors for its Mac computers and iPad tablets.

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This new iteration should get an interesting upgrade in CPU and GPU cores with M2, which will breathe life into the upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, slated for release in 2023.

A 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and “M2 Max” chips, codenamed J414. The M2 Max chip has 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores, up from 10 CPU cores and 32 graphics cores in the current model, according to reports. It also has 64 gigabytes of storage.

A 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips codenamed J416. The M2 Max in the 16-inch MacBook Pro will have the same specs as the 14-inch MacBook Pro version.”

The source (Gurman) did not mention what the specs of the Pro model will be.

The M1 Max had a 10-core CPU and a 32-core GPU configuration, so that increase alone is a nice jump in performance. However, Apple may still make improvements at the architecture level that will boost performance even further.

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Apple is also reportedly working on improving power consumption to achieve longer battery life than the M1 generation, despite the higher core count.