Apple is working on the successor to the M1 chip, which should be called M2, and several rumors have already suggested that these chips will be used in machines including a refreshed MacBook Air and a new version of the 13-inch MacBook. Pro.

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A new report today from 9to5Mac reiterates these rumors once again, with the site claiming that Apple will introduce a ‌MacBook Air‌ and a 13-inch MacBook Pro with ‌M2‌ chip later this year. Especially, 9to5Mac says Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo’s recent prediction that the next-generation ‌MacBook Air‌ will use either the ‌M1‌ or an updated version of it is incorrect.

While analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the new MacBook Air will have an updated M1 chip, our trusted sources tell us the machine is being developed with the new M2 chip.

Codenamed J413, the next generation MacBook Air is expected to release in a single version with M2.

As for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, 9to5Mac claims that Apple may ditch the “Pro” labeling, referring to the new machine as simply “MacBook” as it has done in the past.

We’ve already heard a lot about the next-gen versions of the ‌MacBook Air‌ and 13-inch MacBook Pro from sources like Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, who confirmed that the new ‌MacBook Air‌ will see a complete redesign. Gurman also provided details on the ‌M2‌ chip, which is expected to feature the same 8-core processor as the ‌M1‌, but with 9- and 10-core GPU options.

There’s no word yet on a release date, but the ‌M2‌ machines are expected to release in the final months of the year.

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