Bloomberg News reported on Thursday that Apple Inc has begun internal testing of multiple Mac models with next-generation M2 CPUs, citing developer logs.
According to the logs, which were validated by persons familiar with the topic, Apple is testing at least nine Mac models with four different M2-based CPUs – the successors to the present M1 line – with third-party programs in its App Store.
According to the source, Apple is also testing a Mac mini with an M1 Pro CPU, the same processor seen in the entry-level 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros.
Apple announced a faster CPU for a new desktop in March, marking a turning point in the company’s push to power its gadgets with microprocessors developed in-house.
Apple announced two new MacBook Pro models this year, both of which operate on more powerful in-house CPUs, further separating itself from previous supplier Intel Corp. (INTC.O)
Apple did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters right away.