December 2, 2023

Per Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple has apparently canceled plans for its M2 Excessive system-on-a-chip (SoC). The processor was initially deliberate for the brand new Mac Professional desktops, whereas the present mannequin nonetheless function Intel CPUs.

In his newest publication, Gurman famous that Apple has missed its authentic plan of transitioning all Mac fashions to Apple Silicon. Apple introduced this plan in 2020. Two years later, Apple nonetheless hasn’t transitioned the professional-grade desktop laptop to its Apple Silicon chip. Even the high-end Mac mini nonetheless options an Intel CPU.

Gurman additionally famous that Apple has been repeatedly testing a brand new Mac Professional items with an M2 Extremely chip. Though Apple’s new desktop has been a while in improvement, there are a number of causes for tis, together with a number of modifications to its options, a big shift within the firm’s plans for high-end processors and the potential relocation of its manufacturing. Gurman additionally identified that Apple is anticipated to begin manufacturing the brand new Mac in Vietnam. So, potential consumers shouldn’t anticipate to see the acquainted “Made in USA” markings, as on the 2019 mannequin.

The brand new Mac Professional is believed to retain the expandability choices the place RAM, storage, and different peripherals are involved. The M2 Extremely chip inside it’s anticipated to function as much as 24 CPU cores, 76 GPU cores, and as much as 192 GB of storage. It must be famous that the 192GB storage is a big lower from the present 1.5 TB of RAM supported by the 2019 mannequin.

It’s thought that the brand new M2 Extremely Mac Professional and M2 Professional Mac mini desktops will arrive in 2023. It’s additionally predicted that the M2 Professional and M2 Max MacBook Professional fashions with 14-inch and 16-inch shows are anticipated to launch subsequent yr. Different merchandise anticipated to launch subsequent yr embrace a brand new Professional Show XDR, a second-generation Studio Show, and a brand new M3-powered iMac.

Keep tuned for added particulars as they turn into out there.

By way of The Mac Observer and Bloomberg