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Mac-nificent Seven: Apple analyst reiterates incoming new Mac models for 2022 including M2 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro

New Apple Macs should be riding into town soon. (Image source: Apple/Unsplash - edited)
New Apple Macs should be riding into town soon. (Image source: Apple/Unsplash - edited)
Apple is gearing toward launching seven new Mac computers over the coming months, with potential releases occurring in March and either May or June. Highlights include the keenly awaited 2022 MacBook Air with M2 chip and the intriguing MacBook Pro 13 that may or may not carry over the design language of its 14-inch and 16-inch Pro stablemates.

The Mac-nificent Seven is riding into town with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman detailing this many Apple Mac computers in his latest revelatory Power On newsletter. The Apple analyst has touched on many of these upcoming devices a few times recently but has now specifically listed what Mac models could be appearing in the Apple online store in 2022 and what chip options they may offer.

  1. Mac mini with M1 Pro: It’s believed the mini PC is getting a makeover, which includes offering a more powerful chipset inside and possibly even coming in a range of colors.
  2. Mac mini with M2: The M2 processor is expected to naturally bring generational performance improvements over the M1 but will not outpace the M1 Pro or M1 Max.
  3. MacBook Pro 13 with M2: This laptop will supposedly replace the existing entry-level model, and conflicting rumors state it may or may not come with a touch bar and notch.
  4. iMac with M2: Apparently this will be a refresh of the 24-inch iMac with M1 but utilizing the widely expected M2 SoC. Design is likely to remain the same as the current model.
  5. iMac Pro with M1 Pro or M1 Max: This high-end iMac Pro will reportedly come in a larger format, with 27 inches having been mentioned in connection with this model.
  6. Mac Pro with M1 Max variant: A slimmed-down Mac Pro that could come with the “equivalent” of two or four M1 Max processors – potential for a new M1 extension.
  7. MacBook Air with M2: The 2022 MacBook Air is believed to be getting a redesign as well as a brand-new chip. A notched display is likely as is the presence of mini-LED technology.

Gurman opines that a new Mac mini and the 13-inch MacBook Pro could be launched at the Apple Spring Event that is purportedly taking place on March 8 with the iMac Pro potentially being the third Mac to appear at that time. He also believes that the redesigned M2 MacBook Air may be unveiled before the summer is through, with Apple potentially showing off a new Mac computer at its 2022 WWDC event.

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Source(s)

Power On (subscription) & Bloomberg

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-02-20 (Update: 2022-02-20)