Apple’s spring press conference announced that the M1 Ultra chip is the last of the M1 series, which means that the next Apple’s new chip series should be the long-rumored “M2”. “Bloomberg” well-known Apple news reporter Mark Gurman’s latest column pointed out that Apple plans to launch the iPad Pro equipped with the M2 chip between September and November.
Mark Gurman further predicted that Apple will redesign the next-generation iPad Pro, including the iPad Pro to provide MagSafe magnetic suction wireless charging function.
Apple’s last iPad Pro redesign was in 2018, when Apple changed the iPad Pro’s bezel and charging port; this year, Apple is expected to repeat the iPad Pro’s appearance and features. The last iPad Pro was launched in May 2021 and is equipped with the latest M1 chip. If Apple launches the new iPad Pro from September to November, it means that Apple has at least one year and four months to redesign.
There is not much information on the M2 chip on the market at present, and whether it will launch a product has not been confirmed by Apple; Mark Gurman believes that the CPU processing speed of the M2 will be slightly faster than that of the M1, and use the same 8-core architecture.
Mark Gurman also predicts that the M2 chip will be used in the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and 24-inch iMac later this year, in addition to iPad Pro products.