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In late October, Apple filed an unspecified product in the Bluetooth SIG database with a "B2002" name, "Personal Computer" category, and "TBD" model number, and now the company has filed its trio of Macs with the M1 chip under the same entry.

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The latest MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with the M1 chip were added to the listing on February 10, 2021.

While these additions to the database rule out the possibility of the "TBD" item being an M1 Mac, the listing otherwise remains a mystery. Many other existing Apple products can be ruled out too, as there are separate Bluetooth database listings for the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, AirPods Max, HomePod mini, fourth-generation iPad Air, eighth-generation iPad, latest iPad Pro models, and more.

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Products rumored to be in Apple's pipeline for release in 2021 include its long-awaited AirTags items trackers, a new Apple TV, second-generation AirPods Pro, and more, but it is simply unclear what the "TBD" listing represents.

In addition to entire products, Apple does occasionally file components in the Bluetooth SIG database, such as the H1 chip in the second-generation AirPods and the W2 chip in the Apple Watch Series 3. The "TBD" listing has a "Controller Subsystem + Host + Profile" description, so it is possible that it refers to the M1 chip or another component in the M1 Macs and simply has yet to be updated to reflect that, but it remains to be seen.

Article Link: Apple Files M1 Macs in Bluetooth Database Alongside Mystery 'B2002' Product
 

Rychiar

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I never understand the way apple releases products... like why by a HomePod when the HomePod mini is the new tech or why buy an iMac Pro when the iMac is newer. these things should be updated in unison
 
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asiga

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It's a subsystem. It's obviously a computer part, unless Apple is using a new strategy to hide rumours (which seems unlikely)
 
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macintoshmac

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Living on my trusty old MacBook Air 2017, looking onward at Apple’s future fondly.

I’m happy that by the time I replace my current computer, I will have an M-powered ;) Mac lineup both in desktop and portable format. By the looks of it, my next computer will not be the fiasco of 2016 MBP. If prices permit me, I might just get myself an iMac when they come with Apple Silicon chips.
 
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eroslws

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I never understand the way apple releases products... like why by a HomePod when the HomePod mini is the new tech or why buy an iMac Pro when the iMac is newer. these things should be updated in unison
FWIW the HomePod sounds a lot better than a HomePod mini. It’s the difference between a 3 year old MacBook Pro and a new MacBook Air, more or less.
 
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verniesgarden

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Most overdue updates:
  1. Apple TV: 1245 days
  2. iMac Pro: 1155 days
  3. HomePod: 1112 days
  4. iPad mini: 696 days
  5. AirPods: 694 days
  6. iPod touch: 625 days
  7. AirPods Pro: 472 days
  8. 16-inch MacBook Pro: 456 days
  9. Mac Pro: 429 days
My humble predictions

Apple TV is in dire need, I expect 2 tiers, one a modest spec bump of the current model as the budget release and a beefier one to push gaming.

HomePod I see them doing a minor hardware update to include a U1 chip and maybe quad pairing. then maybe an HomePod Max with deeper bass to compliment the full surround sound stage.

iPod touch and iPad mini should merge products into a slightly larger screen than the iPhone max
 
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James Godfrey

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I never understand the way apple releases products... like why by a HomePod when the HomePod mini is the new tech or why buy an iMac Pro when the iMac is newer. these things should be updated in unison
Tbh there is no reason to update the HomePod at this point, and personally I am glad they never updated the HomePod alongside the HomePod Mini and instead just brought new features to the existing product.

I think they are going to run the HomePod and HomePod Mini as they are for the next few years to get people on board with their smart speaker before releasing an updated HomePod.
 
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Mojohanna32

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I never understand the way apple releases products... like why by a HomePod when the HomePod mini is the new tech or why buy an iMac Pro when the iMac is newer. these things should be updated in unison
quite simple, different price points and specs for different needs. Also some are timed to hit holiday cycles or back to school cycles in the US market.
 
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DarkCole

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I’m just going to pretend it’s Apple Glasses and they’re dropping this year 🥲

Jokes aside, very curious what this will be.
 
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Realityck

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Being patient, but I really want to see more advanced Apple Silicone Mac laptops/desktops with many CPU and GPU cores that eclipse the previous models performance. :)
 
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Falcon9

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I wonder given just how powerful the M1 turned out to be, if Apple might release a less powerful but ultra-power efficient version of the M1 chip in a reboot of the MacBook. A chip with even half the power of an M1 in a ultra-portable MacBook would would still make a pretty capable computer, and possibly allow for over a full day of battery life.
 
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