Apple unleashed its custom, ARM-based 5-nanometer M1 SoC in November 2020 to great fanfare thanks to its great performance and excellent power efficiency. According is a new rumor from leaker dylandkt, Apple is planning to introduce the M1’s successor, the M2, as part of its redesigned MacBook Air models. These will supposedly be launched in the first half of 2022 and feature a complete redesign that’ll be available in a range of iMac-like color options. Apple is also said to be developing a more powerful version of the M1 chip called the M1X, but this will be reserved for the higher-end models such as the Mac Pro.
Just wanted to share some details on when to expect the next generation M2 (not the M1X which is reserved for the Pro Mac devices). This processor is on track to release in the first half of 2022 alongside the upcoming colorful Macbook (Air).— Dylan (@dylandkt) July 5, 2021
[…] Dylandkt has correctly predicted details about a number of Apple’s recent product launches. As early as November 2020, Dylandkt claimed that the next-generation iPad Pro would feature an M1 chip. This was five months before the device emerged. Before the launch of the 24-inch iMac earlier this year, Dylandkt correctly predicted that the new, redesigned iMac would replace the smaller entry-level iMac only and feature an M1 chip rather than an M1X.