Apple reportedly terminates plans for high-end ‘M2 Extreme’ Mac Pro
Apple has reportedly cancelled plans to release a new Mac Pro powered by a high-end ‘M2 Extreme’ chip, which was said to have 48 CPU cores and 152 GPU cores, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who suggests that despite the cancellation, a new M2-powered Mac Pro is still in the works, with a new design to allow for component expansion, like RAM and storage.
Speaking in his weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman claims that the termination of the new ‘M2 Extreme’ Mac Pro is due in part to challenges in producing the new high-end chip, which suppliers were struggling to manufacture in addition to facing costs concerns from Apple.
By scrapping the project, Apple is now said to be focusing on releasing a new Mac Pro next year that will be powered by an M2-series chip that will focus on easy expandability for additional memory, storage and other components, expected to rely on a new-generation M2 Ultra chip.
Apple is said to be in the testing stages of the new M2 Ultra Mac Pro, with a launch expected at some point next year.