Apple Had M1 Mac Pro Ready to Ship Months Ago, Mac Mini Redesign Unlikely

Apple had a Mac Pro featuring the M1 Apple silicon chip ready to ship and launch to customers "months ago," but has ultimately decided to wait for the "M2 Extreme" ‌Mac Pro‌ later this year, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has revealed.

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In an interview with YouTuber Max Tech, Gurman said that Apple likely held off on the ‌M1‌ ‌Mac Pro‌ to wait for the more high-end and powerful version with the "‌M2‌ Extreme" chip set to launch later this year. Gurman predicts that a preview of the high-end Apple silicon ‌Mac Pro‌ will happen later this year with a launch in early 2023. Gurman notes Apple had originally planned to announce the ‌Mac Pro‌ during this year's WWDC but those plans obviously did not pan out.

In the interview, Gurman also said he does not expect the Mac mini, which previous rumors have indicated could get a facelift, will be redesigned. Gurman points out the similarities between the ‌Mac mini‌ and the Mac Studio, saying a refreshed ‌Mac mini‌ will simply be a spec bump to the ‌M2‌ chip.

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Top Rated Comments

dantracht Avatar
2 weeks ago
I’m waiting for M2 Ludicrous myself.
Score: 73 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BootsWalking Avatar
2 weeks ago
Gurman talking to MaxTech, for the ultimate Apple rumor hyperbole echo chamber.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rgeneral Avatar
2 weeks ago
M2 infinity and beyond.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
2 weeks ago
The bump from M1 Extreme to M2 Extreme will be a marketing stunt more than anything else.
The chip itself will be essentially the same that was ready to ship months ago.
M1 and M2 are structurally almost the same design.
It would be weird to ship an "M1 Extreme" now that the M2 is out, that's all.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doboy Avatar
2 weeks ago

I’m waiting for M2 Ludicrous myself.
Followed by M2 Insane
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Danoc Avatar
2 weeks ago
I would prefer Apple to name this M2: M2-12650HX.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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