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More Apple Event News!

Sunday, March 6, 2022 3:30 PM

Today Mark Gurman, technology writer for Bloomberg, provided more Apple event news. Most of the information was reported by Mark and others, but what makes today's news interesting is the new M2 chip. An Apple developer source told Mr. Gurman that developers tested the new chip on multiple Macs. The new chips will have eight CPU cores and ten GPU cores. This information was shared by Mark last year.


Interestingly, the chips were tested on the upcoming macOS software 12.3, 12.4, and 13 versions, which we will soon have access to later in the year. Mark continues by stating that the new Mac minis will either host the M2 and/or M1 Pro chips, an iMac Pro with an M1 Pro and M1 Max chip, and lastly, we could see an M2 MacBook Pro. Mark is sure that we will see new Macs in the Spring event on Tuesday and in May or June of this year. This bit of news makes sense because Apple would not showcase all of their upcoming new Mac silicon models in one event.


My interpretation of the "peek" wording in Apple's event invitation suggests that they will provide all of us a peek into their new Mac Mini lineup as well as the rumored new Studio monitors. Mr. Gurman has a different take on the wording. He believes Apple will provide a look into the long-awaited iMac Pro or Mac Pro but won't be released until later this year. I hope he's correct about the iMac. I, for one, am waiting on the release of this machine. Mark also believes that the wording could mean a peek into the next-generation monitors. Apple's discontinued monitors were well-engineered and popular years ago.


Well, the event is hours away. We will soon get that "peek" into what Apple has been cooking up. You can read Mark's article here:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2022-03-06/apple-aapl-peek-performance-march-8-event-5g-iphone-se-ipad-air-mac-updates-l0fdz98z


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