Recently, many rumors have surfaced regarding Apple’s next custom chip for its Mac lineup. According to some rumors M1’s successor will be named M1X or M2. Luckily, a tipster revealed that Apple is working on two successors and the upcoming 2022 MacBook Air is expected to house the M2.
Previously, the Twitter user @dylandkt aka Dylan said that Apple’s MacBook Pro and Mac mini will arrive in Q4 2021 and will be powered by the M1X. As per the previous specifications, the M1X will have 10 cores where 8 will be responsible for performance while the remaining 2 cores will handle power efficiency.
As for the M2, a previous report stated that it will be an improved version of M1. It was mentioned that it will come with eight processor cores, and possibly nine or ten graphics cores. Apple can allow M2’s performance cores to operate at a higher frequency, but all info is not available at this time.
The tipster also revealed that the work on the 2022 MacBook Air is on schedule and will arrive in the first half of 2022. It is expected to come in different colors. There is a possibility that it might have a lighter chassis with a MagSafe charging port, and a couple of USB 4 ports. Reportedly, the new MacBook Pro models are arriving with mini-LED screens so Apple might use the advanced display technology on the 2022 MacBook Air too.