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Apple tests several new Macs with next-generation M2 chips

A boy tries to use an Apple laptop at a computer shop in Tokyo, Japan, May 10, 2019. | Photo Credit: Reuters

Apple Inc has started internal testing of several Mac models with next-generation M2 chips, Bloomberg Newsreported on Thursday citing developer logs.

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The company is testing at least nine Mac models with four different M2-based chips - the successors to the current M1 line - with third-party apps in its App store, according to the logs which were corroborated by people familiar with the matter, the report said.

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Apple is also testing a Mac mini with an M1 Pro chip, thesame processor used in the entry-level 14-inch and 16-inchMacBook Pros, the report added.

In March, Apple introduced a faster chip for a new desktop, a high point in Apple's move to power its devices with microprocessors designed in house.

Last year, Apple announced two new MacBook Pro models that run on more powerful in-house chips, furthering its break from previous supplier Intel Corp.

Apple was not immediately available for Reuters request for a comment.


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