A new report has revealed the new 12-inch MacBook Apple is working on could support M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.
It had previously been reported that a new 12-inch model would be sold as a new entry-level device, helping Apple compete against cheaper laptop and notebook brands. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman first reported that a 12-inch model was in the works, set for release in 2023 or 2024, and though the early details were sketchy, a new report suggests that the model could actually form part of the MacBook Pro line-up.
According to what my resource reported, Apple is working on a new 12-inch MacBook Pro that will be released in 2023. We do not know the processor yet but it is supposed to be equipped with M2 Pro and M2 Max, this suggests that it could join to the new 14 and 16 inch lineup. pic.twitter.com/e5T6Xu0p3C
— Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) June 10, 2022
Majin Bu has taken to Twitter to suggest that the new model will be a 12-inch MacBook Pro with the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, expected to debut next year. It’s thought that the M2 Max will feature a 12-core CPU and up to a 38-core GPU, whilst the M1 Max will have a 10-core CPU and a 32-core GPU.
If Apple did add a new 12-inch MacBook Pro, it would be the smallest pro device it’s ever launched. The firm has previously offered 12-inch MacBooks in the past, discontinuing the brand in 2019. Apple also offered a 12-inch PowerBook in the early 200s, though this new MacBook would likely have a much smaller form factor.
Right now, we’re taking the news with a pinch of salt, as Apple traditionally saves its high-end spec devices for larger screens – such as the 16-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro, but now that Apple has made the leap to its own custom chips, it’s feasible that the firm would offer a new smaller, high-performance Mac.
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