In a recent PowerOn newsletter, Gurman analyzes Apple's 'Peek performance' special event, noting that the company said the M1 Ultra was its last M1 chip.
"We're adding one last chip to the M1 family, and it's gonna blow your mind."
This means that either we'll see a new Mac Pro with dual M1 Ultra chips, or it's not coming until after the M2 debuts. Gurman appears to lean towards the later.
"Holding off on launching a new Mac Pro until the M2 line is ready would make sense. That’s because low-power M2 Macs are likely to hit before the first Mac Pro. It wouldn’t be a great marketing exercise for the M1-based Mac Pro to drop after M2 machines, but stranger things have happened."
This would be unfortunate for those waiting on the Mac Pro; however, it lines up with Kuo's prediction that the Mac Pro won't arrive until 2023. Causing some confusion is display analyst Ross Young's report that there is a new 27-inch mini-LED panel in production. It's unclear why Apple would launch a new 27-inch mini-LED after just launching the 27-inch Studio Display. Young has suggested the mini-LED display would launch with a new Mac Pro.
Gurman also maintained his predictions that we will see a new M2 MacBook Air, 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro, and M2 Mac mini in the near future.
Here's what Apple's device lineup is expected to look like for 2023.
● MacBook Pro (14 inch and 16 inch) with an M2 Pro and M2 Max
● iMac Pro with an M2 Pro and M2 Max
● Mac Studio with an M2 Max and M2 Ultra
● Mac Pro with an M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme
● Apple Pro Display 7K
● MacBook Air with an M2
● MacBook Pro (13 inch) with an M2
● Mac mini with an M2 and an M2 Pro version to replace the Intel model
● iMac with an M2
The M2 Extreme would presumably double the performance of the M2 Ultra, giving it 48 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores, similar to how the M1 Ultra doubled the performance of the M1 Max.
While we're definitely hoping for a new Mac Pro at WWDC, it seems more likely the update has been pushed back to 2023. Please download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for the latest updates.