Apple may have a big Worldwide Developers Conference next week, according to Bloombergby Mark Gurman. In addition to the rumored mixed reality headset and the usual updates to its operating systems, Gurman expects Apple to focus on “many” new Macs at the show, he said in a tweet.
Gurman has already reported that a MacBook Air with a larger 15-inch screen and M2 chip is in the works, and it seems possible that it will be one of the stars of the WWDC show. Apple unveiled the redesigned M2 equipped with a 13-inch Air at last year’s WWDC, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Apple will again use the event to introduce a larger Air.
After we first published this article on Wednesday, Gurman reported that Apple was testing “a pair of new high-end Macs” with the M2 Max chip and an unannounced M2 Ultra chip. Gurman’s report indicates that these computers may be newer versions of the Mac Studio, and given that the Mac Studio is more than a year old and has configurations of M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips, it seems possible that Apple is working on updated versions of that. machine. And Apple will begin taking trade-ins the same day as the WWDC keynote for the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro, and — wouldn’t you know it — the Mac Studio, according to Gurman. To me, that all feels like evidence that Mac Studio could be getting a refresh.
Gurman also reported on Macs with an as-yet-unannounced M3 chip, including MacBook Airs and, perhaps even more, the iMac, which hasn’t been refreshed since the launch of the M1 iMac in May 2021. Even Still, Gurman said in March that the iMac might not ship until the second half of the year, so if it shows up at WWDC, you might not be able to buy it for a while. (I also doubt Apple will introduce M2 and M3-equipped computers at the same event.)
We’re also still waiting for a Mac Pro with Apple silicon, missing Apple’s self-imposed two-year deadline to switch all Macs from Intel. The closest we know of that machine is from March 8, 2022, when hardware chief John Ternus said the company would share more about an Apple silicon Mac Pro “another day.” .” Gurman said in his Wednesday report that the M2 Ultra was originally designed for a new Mac Pro, but the test computers appear to be different from Apple’s Mac Pro refresh.
Fortunately, we won’t have to wait long to see what Apple has in store: its WWDC keynote is scheduled for 1PM ET / 10AM PT on Monday, June 5. There may be more news, so if you’re planning to next, make sure you bring a snack. We’ll talk about everything from the show, so keep it locked The Verge to learn about all the latest from Apple.
Update May 31st, 7:16PM ET: Added details from Mark Gurman indicating that an upgrade to Mac Studio may be announced.