Two New Macs Reportedly Being Tested Ahead Of Apple’s WWDC 2023 Keynote, One Of Them Will Feature The M2 Ultra

Apple has been reported to unveil several new Macs at the upcoming WWDC 2023 keynote, but apart from the larger 15-inch MacBook Air, we were not aware of any other macOS-powered hardware that would be announced at the event until now. Apparently, the company is testing two new models, out of which one of them can be configured with the M2 Ultra, which will directly succeed the M1 Ultra and eventually be crowned Apple’s most powerful custom SoC.
Apple is expected to offer customers new Mac hardware with M2 Max and M2 Ultra options
Previously, Apple was said to start trade-ins of the M2 MacBook Air, M2 MacBook Pro, and the Mac Studio starting June 5, which is the same date that WWDC 2023 kicks off. While we understood that the 15-inch MacBook Air would entice existing portable Mac owners to get some money for their troubles so they could re-invest that in a new machine, we did not understand the purpose of adding the Mac Studio to the mix, that is, unless Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman provided an update.
Gurman states that these two unnamed models have been dubbed Mac 14,13 and Mac 14,14 and will be available in the M2 Max and M2 Ultra options. Apple has already announced the M2 Max, and it can be configured with the technology giant’s latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with up to a 12-core CPU and 38-core GPU. Coming to the M2 Ultra, we expect it to provide more CPU and GPU cores than the M1 Ultra, with the SoC likely being formed by fusing two M2 Max chipsets.

NEW: Apple is testing two new Mac desktops, dubbed Mac 14,13 and Mac 14,14, with M2 Ultra and M2 Max chips. This comes ahead of WWDC where Macs will be featured and a plan to start accepting Mac Studio trade-ins on Monday. Full story coming soon.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 31, 2023

To remind you, the M1 Ultra’s maxed-out configuration flaunts a 20-core CPU, 64-core GPU, and a 32-core Neural Engine. We expect all of these figures to increase with the M2 Ultra, making it more capable in compute, multi-core, and graphics performance. Since Apple has included the Mac Studio in its trade-in offer, we expect a refresh of the same model to get introduced during WWDC 2023. We have heard little to no whispers surrounding the Mac Pro, so our gut tells us that Apple’s most powerful workstation will not be a part of those announcements.
Alongside these new Macs, the only other hardware that we may see a preview of during WWDC 2023 is the AR headset called Reality Pro. Given the number of announcements, this could be one of Apple’s biggest keynotes in terms of time duration, and as always, we will provide all updates before and during the event, so stay tuned for more.
Written by Omar Sohail

Top News

© 2000- Artmotion Network   Terms of Use  Help  Advertise  Add News  Feedback Make donation