Believe it or not, the picture proven above is doctored. I do know, I do know, it seems genuine! But as of this writing, Apple has not formally launched an M2 processor—-its customized Mx silicon lineup nonetheless consists of the M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra. That stated, it is fully throughout the realm of plausibility that Apple will unveil an M2 processor at as we speak’s WWDC 2022 occasion, probably hinted by a handful of ‘hidden’ retail listings.
There are at the very least three supposed placeholder listings for M2 powered Apple gadgets at B&H Photo, a well-liked retailer situated in New York. They embody a 13-inch MacE book Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage, a 14-inch MacE book Air with the identical RAM and storage allotment, and a Mac Mini additionally with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
B&H Photo has a placeholder itemizing for an unannounced M2 powered MacE book Air
None of the listings show up with a typical search question, however they’re every viewable to the general public. It’s doable these are simply placeholder listings in case Apple declares M2 powered {hardware} at as we speak’s occasion, or perhaps a (profitable) ploy to attract consideration to the retailer. However, it is value noting that rumors of M2 powered MacE book Pro and MacE book Air gadgets surfaced a number of months in the past.
Going again even additional (greater than a yr), it was reported in April 2021 that M2 chips had entered into the mass manufacturing section for next-generation MacE book Pro fashions. So it would not shock me in in the slightest degree of Apple did really unveil its M2 silicon as we speak, together with just a few product updates primarily based on its newest customized SoC.
In addition to the MacE book Air, MacE book Pro, and Mac Mini listings at B&H Photo, there’s additionally a product web page for an unannounced Mac Mini Tower with an M1 Pro inside. Like the opposite listings, there are not any accompanying photos or pricing data displayed.
This yr’s WWDC occasion commences as we speak beginning at 1:00pm ET (10:00am PT). Apple is predicted to introduce a number of software program upgrades, together with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and WatchOS 9, and naturally {hardware} launches are truthful game.