Last-minute rumor suggests Apple testing high-end M2 Max & M2 Ultra Macs ahead of WWDC
Ahead of Apple’s highly-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has reported that the iPhone maker is internally testing a pair of new high-end Macs featuring the M2 Max and new M2 Ultra chips.
Gurman’s insight comes after the journalist claimed on Wednesday that he expects Apple to unveil “several new Macs” next week, suggesting that the company’s upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air won’t be the only Mac to debut at the conference as previously rumored.
According to the report, the new Macs — labeled internally as Mac 14,13 and Mac 14,14 — that run the M2 Max processor announced in January and a yet-to-be-unveiled M2 Ultra chip.
That second processor, the new M2 Ultra chip, will reportedly replace the M1 Ultra model currently featured in the Mac Studio, pointing to a new model being unveiled in the coming days.
Apple has said that WWDC23 will be “the biggest and most exciting WWDC to date,” with the keynote beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with a live stream of the event taking place via apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple TV app, and YouTube, with on-demand playback available after the conclusion of the stream.
WWDC will see Apple announce the next major software updates coming later in the year for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, including iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, and macOS 14. The keynote is also expected to see the company unveil its much-anticipated AR/VR mixed-reality headset, which would be shown off ahead of a launch towards the end of the year.