Apple will debut the first Macs of 2022 in March, the next in the lineup in either May or June, according to a new report on Bloomberg. The company is set to make this year a very Mac-centric year, with many macOS-powered machines in the works.
In his latest edition of Power On, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reported that Apple will be integrating many custom-based chips in Mac products, these include:
- A new M2 chip
- Last year’s M1 Pro and M1 Max chips
- Super-powered versions of the M1 Max
Earlier this year, Gurman reported that Apple will “unveil its widest array of products this year”, with
Gurman notes that the first Macs that are launching this year will debut in a March 8 event, given that the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini are the “oldest Apple Silicon Macs in the lineup today”, Gurman says that the two products are gaining an upgrade this year.
New Macs have been filed by Apple ahead of the rumored Spring event on March 8. Three machines including one MacBook were filed to the Eurasian Economic Commission’s (EEC) database.
Regarding the iMac Pro, Gurman reports that the iMac Pro revival is indeed coming. He states that Apple is planning to launch more Macs in either May or June, with the iMac Pro expected during the summer with an announcement in the Worldwide Developers Conference 2022 (WWDC22):
“Apple will want to drum up developer support for the super-powered Mac Pro chips, so I’d guess that the company wants to debut that machine as early as the WWDC event in June and ship it in the fall. A revamped MacBook Air would be a nice holiday seller, so it makes sense to release it around that time of year—even if Apple had originally planned to get it out the door at the end of 2021 or in early 2022.”
In January, Gurman reported that the Mac transition from Intel chips to custom-based Apple silicon chips could end by WWDC. However, this new report tells us that we might have to wait a bit longer.
Earlier this year, a report noted that Apple is working on a fourth variant of the M1 chip for the upcoming iMac Pro. The M1 chip lineup is separated into three: M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max.
Finally, Gurman updates his list for the upcoming Mac products Apple is planning to launch in 2022:
- A new Mac mini with an M1 Pro chip
- A 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip, to succeed the 2020 model and sit below the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro in the line
- 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, the first with Apple Silicon, with the equivalent of either two or four M1 Max chips