Mark Gurman: testing of the Silicon Mac Pro has been ramped up (but we still won’t see it this year)

In the latest version of is “Power On” newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reiterates that he’s not expecting the first Apple Silicon Mac Pro will go on sale until 2023, though “testing of such a machine has ramped up inside of Apple’s walls.”

He says that the new high-end machine will include chip options that are at least twice or four times as powerful as the M2 Max. Gurman thinks that the Mac Pro will be offered with options for 24 and 48 CPU cores and 76 and 152 graphics cores—along with up to 256 gigabytes of memory.

And he adds: In fact, I can share one configuration of the Mac Pro in active testing within Apple: 24 CPU cores (16 performance and 8 efficiency cores), 76 graphics cores and 192 gigabytes of memory. 

As for Macs that we should see this year, Gurman says the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will come in M2 Pro and M2 Max configurations. The M2 Max will purortedly have 12 CPU cores—made up of 8 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores—and 38 graphics cores. It will also continue to come with up to 64 gigabytes of memory. 

Gurman says the Mac mini will get the same M2 chip as the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, which includes 8 CPU cores and up to 10 graphics cores. The company has also tested an M2 Pro variation of the Mac mini, which—like on the next MacBook Pros—will increase the core counts.

He thinks we’ll see the updated MacBook Pros and the Mac mini in November. The Sellers Research (that’s me) also think we’ll see a 24-inch iMac updated with an M2 chip.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.