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Apple M1-based MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13, and Mac mini join curious "B2002" item in Bluetooth SIG listing

A new generation of the Apple TV hardware has been suggested as the mystery B2002 product. (Image source: Apple - edited)
A new generation of the Apple TV hardware has been suggested as the mystery B2002 product. (Image source: Apple - edited)
An updated Bluetooth SIG listing has sparked speculation in regard to a mysterious “B2002” entry, with guesses ranging from Apple TV to an M1 iMac. The B2002 item joins new registrations for the M1-based MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13, and Mac mini. The model number for the baffling potential product is simply “TBD”.

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A Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) listing has been spotted by MacRumors that has led to considerable speculation about a potential upcoming new Apple product or component…or even a new chip. Strangely enough, the “B2002” product has been listed for quite some time, with the same source noticing the name back in October. Back then, it was rumored that B2002 could end up being an M1 MacBook, because it was listed in the “personal computer” category. However, the updated listing shows that it is not a MacBook, as they are listed separately.

So the new Bluetooth SIG listing has B2002 at the top followed by the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13, and Mac mini. All four are categorized under “personal computer”, although it’s obvious that B2002 is now not going to be an M1 Mac. While the Apple M1-based machines are described as personal computers, the B2002 listing offers a description of “controller subsystem + host + profile”. It’s possible this could be an indication of either an M1 successor or a product that will also utilize the ARM-based chip.

Unsurprisingly, there have been some serious and not-so serious guesses (new "PowerBook") at what B2002 could represent. Apple TV springs up frequently, with the 5th generation (4K) hardware being released back in 2017. Although Apple reportedly wanted to move away a little from the industry due to the competition, it’s easy to imagine the company making a successful surprise re-entry into the arena, with a powerful new set being driven by an M1 SoC or similar. For now, B2002 remains TBD – To Be Determined.

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B2002 with M1 Macs. (Image source: Launch Studio)
B2002 with M1 Macs. (Image source: Launch Studio)

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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-02-12 (Update: 2021-02-12)