Apple had a Mac Pro with the Apple M1 silicon chip that shipped and was available to customers “months ago,” but ultimately decided to wait for the “M2 Extreme” “Mac Pro” later this year. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman revealed.


In an interview with YouTuber Max Tech, Gurman said that Apple was probably holding back the “M1” “Mac Pro” to wait for the higher-end and more powerful version with the “M2‌ Extreme” chipset, due out later this year will come onto the market. Gurman predicts that Apple’s high-end silicon “Mac Pro” will be previewed later this year with a launch in early 2023. Gurman notes that Apple originally planned to announce the “Mac Pro” during this year’s WWDC, but those plans apparently didn’t materialize.

In the interview, Gurman also said he doesn’t expect the Mac mini, which earlier rumors could get a facelift, to be redesigned. Gurman points to the similarities between the “Mac mini” and the Mac Studio, saying that a refreshed “Mac mini” will simply be a specification upgrade for the “M2” chip.

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