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Apple would finally release an affordable MacBook Pro in 2022
Apple has plans to release five new Macs in 2022, according to Mark Gurman. This would include a new iMac, a Mac Mini but most importantly an affordable MacBook Pro. All its new products would be equipped with a house processor, either an Apple Silicon M2 or an M1X.
2022 may well be the year Apple completes its IT transition. Thus, all of its products would abandon Intel processors for in-house ARM processors. According to insider Mark Gurman, the Cupertino company could launch five Macs next year, and this on all segments.
Five Macs to complete the transition started in 2020 with the MacBook Air M1. Thus, hardly any Apple computer would be equipped with an Intel processor, a goal long proclaimed by Tim Cook. Gurman specifies that among these new products, Apple could unveil a Mac Mini and an iMac, both with an Apple M1X or M2 processor.
Apple would have an affordable MacBook M2 in its boxes
In addition to these two desktop computers, Apple would present new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, also powered by an Apple M2 processor or the Apple M1X, unveiled only a few weeks ago.
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Gurman concludes by specifying that we should have two MacBook Pro models in 2022. The most expensive should have an Apple M1X processor on board and thus offer significant power. The second would be sold at a more affordable price and would display an Apple M2 on its technical sheet. The M2 would therefore be an improvement on the already existing M1, but would not reach the power of the M1X, which is interesting. In any case, if these claims are confirmed, Apple would have practically completed its transition from Intel processors to its own CPUs. In the end, only the Mac Pro would still benefit from Intel’s know-how.
ARM processors have many advantages over Intel CPUs. They allow Apple to better control power, and therefore its needs depending on the product. They are also better in terms of energy consumption and heating. The Cupertino company is not the only one to display its desire for independence. Microsoft has already taken the plunge with its Surface Pro X in 2019 with Qualcomm and could soon design its own processor for one of its future computers.