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Apple tests new Macs ahead of WWDC

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Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) could be an event to watch out for as the last-minute rumours suggest that the company may unveil several new Mac models alongside its rumoured mixed reality headset and new OS.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, in a report, says that Apple is working on new high-end Macs featuring the powerful M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips. Gurman also tweeted the same sparking excitement among Apple enthusiasts.

One of the potential stars of the show could be a MacBook Air equipped with a larger 15-inch screen. Apple previously introduced a redesigned 13-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip at last year’s WWDC, so it’s plausible that they might use this year’s event to launch the expanded version of the popular laptop.

Gurman’s recent report also revealed that Apple is testing a new high-end Mac model featuring the M2 Max chip and an unannounced M2 Ultra chip. These machines could potentially be updated versions of the Mac Studio, a device that is over a year old and currently available with the M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips.

The fact that Apple will begin accepting trade-ins for the existing Mac Studio on the day of the WWDC keynote event adds weight to the possibility of a refreshed Mac Studio being announced.

Furthermore, Gurman mentioned upcoming Macs powered by the yet-to-be-announced M3 chip. This includes MacBook Air and potentially the iMac, which hasn’t been updated since the launch of the M1 iMac in May 2021. However, the release of the new iMac may be delayed until the second half of the year, as per Gurman’s earlier report. It’s unlikely that Apple would introduce both M2 and M3 models during the same event.

Apple fans are also eagerly awaiting the release of a Mac Pro with Apple silicon, as the company missed its self-imposed two-year deadline to transition all Macs from Intel processors.

While details remain scarce, Apple’s hardware chief, John Ternus, previously hinted that more information about an Apple silicon Mac Pro would be shared another day. The recent report suggests that the M2 Ultra chip was initially designed for the new Mac Pro, but the machines currently in testing appear to differ from Apple’s envisioned Mac Pro refresh.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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