New MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13-inch models were revealed by Apple on Monday with the introduction of a new M2 chip. There’s a powerful follow-up on the way, according to a new study from analyst Jeff Pu of Haitong Intl Tech Research (via 9to5Mac).
Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC is expected to begin mass production of the upgraded M2 Pro later this year, according to Pu. It will be based on a 3-nanometer architecture, unlike the simple M2 that was just revealed, which represents a genuine advancement from the 5nm M1 generation.
It would appear that Apple is also working on a new Mac mini that will operate on this new M2 Pro chip, in addition to working on a new Mac Pro and possibly even a new iPad Pro.
There is a reported 18 percent increase in CPU performance, as well as a 35 percent increase in GPU performance, with the new M2 processor from Apple. It would be fascinating to see how much faster the M2 Pro will be compared to the existing M1 Pro and how it will compare to the relatively recent M1 Max and M1 Ultra.
The new MacBook Air from Apple comes equipped with the M2 processor as well as a full redesign that includes a smaller and lighter body, a larger and more brilliant 13.6-inch display, MagSafe charging, and an enhanced 1080p camera that is housed behind a redesigned notch.