(Reuters) – Apple Inc AAPL.O has started internal testing of several Mac models with next-generation M2 chips, Bloomberg News reported this week citing developer logs.
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.
Apple is also testing a Mac mini with an M1 Pro chip, the same processor used in the entry-level 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook 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.