New Mac mini will come in two configurations with M2 and M2 Pro chips

Recent reports suggest that updated versions of Apple’s 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will feature improved M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Among them, the M2 Max chip has 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores. Compared with the M1 Max chip, there are two more CPU cores and six more GPU cores.

According to Wccftech, Apple is testing at least nine Mac models, and there are always four different M2 chips, including the new Mac mini, which will feature the M2 and M2 Pro chips. The M2 chip is said to have 8 CPU cores and 10 GPU cores. It is rumored that Apple has previously tested the Mac mini model equipped with the M1 Max chip. Maybe due to the conflict with Mac Studio in terms of positioning, and due to time reasons, the new Mac mini has been changed to the M2 series chip, and at most, it is only equipped with the M2 Pro chip.

It is understood that the M2 series chips will be manufactured using TSMC’s 4nm process, which will be higher than the existing 5nm process in terms of performance and energy efficiency. The most basic M2 chip is more of an improved model based on the existing M1 chip. Even if the architecture is improved, the performance improvement may be limited. Apple may choose to launch related products equipped with M2 series chips in the fourth quarter of this year. It is generally believed that the new MacBook Air will also use the M2 chip, and at the same time, it will be designed with a notch screen, equipped with a MagSafe magnetic charging interface and a Thunderbolt 4 interface, plus a variety of color options on the appearance to attract more consumers.