Tech giant Apple may soon announce a new Mac Pro that will have “much more powerful” processors than the M2 Max with a 48 CPU core chip. As Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman pointed out, the upcoming high-end Mac is being tested as the company prepares for a launch next year. A new generation of in-house chips, nicknamed “M2 Ultra” and “M2 Extreme”, will power the machine.
It comes in two variants with 24 and 48 CPU cores with 76 and 152 GPU cores and 256GB of RAM. In comparison, the base M2 comes with 8 CPU cores and 10 GPU cores, and the unannounced M2 Max is expected to have 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores, the report said.
The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros as well as a new Mac mini may be updated before Apple announces the new Mac Pro. In addition, Apple’s new high-end laptop models will use the company’s new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, while the Mac Mini will use the same M2 silicon found in the company’s 2022 MacBook Air, according to the report. .
Apple has introduced the next-generation iPad Pro with the M2 chip for a next-level Apple Pencil hover experience and super-fast wireless connectivity with the world’s most advanced mobile display, Pro Camera, Face ID, Thunderbolt and four. Speaker audio system.
Furthermore, a tipster has now claimed that Apple is working on a special version of macOS exclusively for the iPad Pro M2 so that users can use it to its full potential. According to tipster Majin Bu, the iPad Pro M2 may receive a “smaller” version of macOS that is currently being tested. This macOS version is codenamed Mendocino and will probably be released next year as macOS 14. Testing includes a 25 percent larger macOS UI for touchscreens as none of the MacBooks support touchscreen displays. However, apps on the macOS version will still be optimized for the iPad, not the Mac.
From what Boo has said, it looks like the smaller macOS version that will be exclusive to the iPad Pro M2 will include cosmetic changes. So, this defeats the purpose as those struggling for macOS on the iPad require a change in terms of software, not interface. But it’s hard to tell whether the macOS version is currently under testing.
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