Ahead of Apple Inc.’s AAPL WWDC 2023, the latest rumors indicated that two highly-anticipated Mac models featuring M2 Max and M2 Ultra processors are currently undergoing testing, hinting at an exciting unveiling during the event.
What Happened: During the lead-up to Apple’s annual WWDC, a last-minute rumor emerged, generating a wave of excitement among Apple enthusiasts and industry observers alike.
According to Bloomberg’s columnist, Mark Gurman, Apple is conducting tests on a duo of high-end Macs and their accompanying processors.
Internally referred to as Mac 14,13 and Mac 14,14, these models are said to feature cutting-edge M2 Max and M2 Ultra chipsets, positioning them as high-end computing powerhouses.
According to Gurman, the M2 Max processor found in one of the Mac models boasted a 12-core CPU, a staggering 30-core GPU and the ability to support up to 96 GB of RAM.
Meanwhile, the M2 Ultra processor, which would power the other Mac variant, is expected to feature an even more impressive 24-core CPU, 60-core GPU and support for a whopping 192GB RAM.
While rumors of the M2 Ultra had been circulating for some time, this recent leak increased the likelihood of its imminent release. Additionally, reports asserted that trade-ins for the original Mac Studio would commence on Monday, fueling anticipation of an impending refresh.
Apple’s existing Mac Studio is the only device currently powered by an “Ultra” processor (the M1 Ultra).
Why It’s Important: Apple’s annual WWDC is scheduled to kickstart on June 5. At the event, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is expected to unveil its highly anticipated mixed reality headset, a 15-inch MacBook Air, iOS 17 and some new chip updates.
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