[12:35 Fri,10.March 2023 by Thomas Richter]
According to Apple Insider Mark Gurman, Apple is preparing to launch a new iMac and three new Macs in the coming months - two upgrades and two all-new models. The next iMac is the successor to the 24-inch model introduced in 2021 and, according to Gurman, is already in an advanced stage of development and testing, with mass production set to begin in about three months, meaning it won&t hit the market until the second half of the year at the earliest.
Apple 24" iMac
In addition, according to Gurman, three new Macs will be released between late spring and summer 2023, namely the first 15" MacBook Air (codenamed J515), the first Mac Pro with Apple&s M chip (J180), and an update of the 13" MacBook Air (J513). So, after several postponements, the time has finally come for Apple&s former top model, the 2019 Intel Mac Pro, to get its successor with Apple Silicon.
2019 Intel Mac Pro
The big question is which versions of Apple&s M-SoC the new models will be equipped with - it is clear at least already for quite some time that the Mac Pro will use an M2 Ultra with up to 24 CPU cores, 76-GPU cores as well as up to 192 BG RAM. In November 2022, Gurman had reported still developing an M2 Extreme specifically for the new Mac Pro, a high-end model with two M2 Ultras on one chip, i.e. up to 48 CPU cores and 152 GPU cores, but in the meantime he had reported that this model was discarded again due to costs and excessive manufacturing complexity.
Apple Mac Studio
It remains to be seen how Apple will differentiate the next version Mac Studio from the Mac Pro in terms of performance in the future, so that it differs from a Mac Pro with M2 Ultra in the top version - a new version with Apple M2 Max and Apple M2 Ultra would be logical. The new Mac Pro will probably look more like the Mac Studio than the old Intel Mac Pro, especially because the use of Apple silicon will require much less power and thus less cooling, so goodbye cheese grater. It will also be exciting to see how Apple deals with the PCIe expansion options of the Mac Pro, which are important for professionals, and whether they will be cancelled or implemented in another way, e.g. via Thunderbolt.
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