Apple will launch 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 processor

Apple launched the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 in November 2022, which is one of the first models to use self-developed chips. While the M1 offers decent performance and longer battery life, the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with the M1 Pro or M1 Max clearly have a bigger performance advantage.
Apple M1 Max benchmark
Twitter user @dylandkt revealed that Apple plans to use the new 14-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 processor to replace the old 13-inch MacBook Pro equipped with an M1 processor, and the price will increase slightly. However, it is unclear whether the new 14-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 processor will have the same interface configuration. It is rumored that the M2 processor has the same number of CPU cores as the M1 processor but will have up to 10 GPU cores, and the overall performance will be stronger. It will also be used in the new MacBook Air in the future. It is understood that the new 14-inch MacBook Pro equipped with an M2 processor will be released in the second half of 2022.

In Apple’s self-developed chip plan, the most elusive is probably the Mac Pro. Due to the very high-performance requirements of the Mac Pro, even the M1 Max processor will hardly replace the existing Intel x86 Xeon processors. If both iMac Pro and Mac Pro use self-developed chips, it basically means that Apple’s plan to replace x86 processors is complete.

Twitter user @dylandkt said that Apple’s self-developed chip transition plan will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022, and the Mac Pro will be the last product to replace the self-developed chip. The processor used in the Mac Pro will not be an extension of the M2 series, but a further extension of the M1 series processor and its performance will be above the M1 Max processor.
In fact, it was reported last year that there is a hidden part at the bottom of the actual M1 Max chip, which did not appear on Apple’s renderings promoting the M1 Max, and is likely to be an I/O interface for stacking. If one M1 Max chip is flipped onto another M1 Max chip, through a specific interposer and packaging, it can theoretically be stacked.