According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple will debut seven new Apple Silicon-powered Macs this March. Gurman reported as a part of his Power On Newsletter that the new Macs would feature either a new M2 chip, last year’s M1 Pro and M1 Max chips or super-powered versions of the M1 Max.
The Bloomberg reporter listed that the seven new Macs featuring this continued push for Apple silicon would be:
- A new Mac mini with an M1 Pro chip
- A 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip
- A Mac mini with an M2 chip
- A 24-inch iMac with an M2 chip
- A redesigned MacBook Air with an M2 chip
- A larger iMac Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max chip options
- A half-sized Mac Pro
Gurman writes that all seven of these new Macs would be coming sometime in 2022. An official announcement is expected for March. He thinks the entry-level MacBook Pro and Mac mini would be the first to get the upgrade as they are some of the oldest in the lineup.
This means a new Mac Mini and entry-level Mac MacBook Pro could come as soon as March 8 when Apple's next event is rumoured to take place. From there Gurman says Apple is ramping up for the next wave in May or June.
That second round of Mac releases could potentially focus on a new iMac Pro and Mac Pro. These may sport souped-up versions of the M1 Max. This new iMac Pro was first rumoured to come earlier in the year but has seemingly been pushed back.
Gurman finishes his newsletter by mentioning that he thinks a Pro and Max version of the M2 chip is further down the line, launching sometime in 2023 alongside the M3.