Next-generation M2 Apple Silicon with A15-like performance expected to turn up for colorful 2022 MacBook Air release
The tech tipster Dylan (@dylandkt) has provided a number of details about both the M2 Apple Silicon and the next MacBook Air. According to the source, Apple fans can expect to see these at some point in the first half of 2022, while the much-reported M1X SoC will be reserved for just the upcoming MacBook Pro laptops. Once again, Dylan reminds that while the M1X is a powerful extension of the current M1 chip that will utilize more CPU and GPU cores and require higher power draws, the M2 is the next-generation chip in the Apple M-series.
The M2 is rumored to be based on similar architecture to the A15 processor that has been linked with the next iPhone generation. Therefore, it’s not going to offer the same kind of performance or need the same kind of power as the M1X, which is why Dylan confirms that it will be just the MacBook Pro models that will handle the beastly M1X SoC. According to the source, the A15 will still be “a notable improvement and on par with the M1”. It’s already been reported that the M1 successor, codenamed “Staten”, could end up in the next MacBook Air model.
Along with sporting next-generation Apple Silicon, which will be more refined than the M1 predecessor and possibly offer 9-core and 10-core GPU options, the 2022 MacBook Air will seemingly come in the same color range as the recently released M1 iMac series. This has also been discussed earlier, with John Prosser stating Apple would head in this colorful direction with the next MacBook Air. Dylan reaffirms that this means white bezels and possibly a choice from blue, green, pink, silver, yellow, orange, and purple for the MacBook Air with M2 chip.
Just wanted to share some details on when to expect the next generation M2 (not the M1X which is reserved for the Pro Mac devices). This processor is on track to release in the first half of 2022 alongside the upcoming colorful Macbook (Air).— Dylan (@dylandkt) July 5, 2021