From "Apple Readies Several New Macs With Next-Generation M2 Chips" posted Thursday on the Bloomberg:
Apple has started widespread internal testing of several new Mac models with next-generation M2 chips, according to developer logs, part of its push to make more powerful computers using homegrown processors.
The company is testing at least nine new Macs with four different M2-based chips -- the successors to the current M1 line -- with third-party apps in its App Store, according to the logs, which were corroborated by people familiar with the matter. The move is a key step in the development process, suggesting that the new machines may be nearing release in the coming months...
After years of slow growth, the Mac computer division enjoyed a resurgence the past two years, helped in part by home office workers buying new equipment. The business generated $35.2 billion in sales the past fiscal year, about 10% of Apple’s total.
The new machines being tested include:
- A MacBook Air with an M2 chip, codenamed J413.
- There’s also an “M2 Pro” variation, codenamed J474, in testing.
- An entry-level MacBook Pro with an M2 chip, codenamed J493.
- A 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and “M2 Max” chips, codenamed J414.
- A 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, codenamed J416.
- A Mac Pro, codenamed J180.
My take: Leakers will leak. Note the code names. Adds verisimilitude, no?