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