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Apple is planning to launch the "M2" chip with redesigned MacBook Air models in the first half of 2022, according to the leaker known as "Dylandkt."

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On Twitter, Dylandkt claimed that a new MacBook Air model is "on track" to launch in the first half of 2022, featuring an M2 chip and a more colorful design. They also claimed that the "M1X" chip is being reserved for high-end "Pro" Macs, which could include the MacBook Pro and a larger, more powerful iMac model.



Dylandkt's claim is not entirely new, given that Jon Prosser has previously said that the next-generation MacBook Air will feature a complete redesign, a range of iMac-like color options, and an M2 chip.

Dylandkt has been resolute in previous comments about the "M1X" being destined for the next-generation MacBook Pro, while the "M2" will apparently be a lower-end chip for the MacBook Air, but it is worth noting that this does not seem to fit very well with the specific thoughts of reliable Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman about Apple's upcoming custom silicon chips for the Mac.

Nevertheless, Dylandkt has correctly predicted details about a number of Apple's recent product launches. As early as November 2020, Dylandkt claimed that the next-generation iPad Pro would feature an M1 chip. This was five months before the device emerged. Before the launch of the 24-inch iMac earlier this year, Dylandkt correctly predicted that the new, redesigned iMac would replace the smaller entry-level iMac only and feature an M1 chip rather than an M1X. Dylandkt's claim about the MacBook Air with the M2 chip may therefore be more believable.

Article Link: M2 Chip Rumored to Arrive in 2022 With Redesigned MacBook Air
 
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apparatchik

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I take there might multiple M1X configurations similar to the 7 or 8 core M1 GPU but with more differentiation?

I see the base redesigned MBP 14 and a top of the line MBP 16 as having different core count both in cpu & gpu.

Also, I get the current top of the line Intel Mac Mini will finally be transitioned to whatever the base MBP 14 gets.
 
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mnsportsgeek

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This is probably the machine I jump on replace my 2012 MBP. The MBA renders that we saw a couple months ago were sweet.

Apple is gonna have a naming issue on their hands though if the M1X is gonna be more powerful than the M2. It's gonna confuse people. And if the M2 MBA that comes out a handful of months after the M1X MBP is more powerful, then that is an entirely different issue.
 
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I7guy

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The real question is....is Apple going to start to use the M series chips in the iphones and maybe phase out the A series of chips of time...or relegate them to the lower cost phones and ipads. So the iphone pro could have the mx while the base model would have the a series?
 
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This makes sense. It is fairly clear that M2 will arrive together with the redesigned MacBook Air, the only uncertainty is the timeframe. Also, if there is no new Air this year, then October/November release for Pro series Macs makes sense as well.

The real question is....is Apple going to start to use the M series chips in the iphones and maybe phase out the A series of chips of time...or relegate them to the lower cost phones and ipads. So the iphone pro could have the mx while the base model would have the a series?

The phones cannot dissipate the heat from M-series chips. Your suggestion doesn't make any sense.
 
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I7guy

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The phones cannot dissipate the heat from M-series chips. Your suggestion doesn't make any sense.
But the ipads can dissipate the heat? Plus you don't know what Apple may be planning, although I agree it's unlikely the mx chips will be used in iphones, I'd just throw it out there. Apple has pulled some surprises in the past.
 
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