Mark Gurman, believes that Apple will have a big Worldwide Developers Conference in the next few days. Gurman expects Apple to showcase “several new Macs” at the event, in addition to the rumored Mixed Reality headset and its usual operating system updates.
Gurman reported earlier that a MacBook Air 15-inch with an M2 chip was in development. It seems likely that this could be the star of the WWDC event. Apple unveiled the M2-equipped 13″ Air during last year’s WWDC. It’s therefore not impossible that Apple will use this event to unveil a larger Air.
Gurman informed after we published our article on Wednesday that Apple was testing “a couple of new high-end Macs”, with the M2 Max and unannounced chip M2 Ultra. Gurman’s article suggests that Apple could be working on new versions of its Mac Studio. Given that the Mac Studio has been around for more than a decade, and that it comes in configurations that include M1 Max or M1 Ultra processors, this seems likely. Gurman reports that Apple will start accepting trade-ins for the 13″ M2 MacBook Air and 13″ M2 MacBook Pro on the day of the WWDC keynote. This all seems to indicate that the Mac Studio could be getting a new look.
Gurman also reported Macs that would have an unannounced M3 processor, such as MacBook Airs, and perhaps most notably, the iMac. The iMac hasn’t seen a refresh since the M1 iMac was launched in May 2021. Gurman stated back in March, that the iMac may not be available until the second half. So, if the iMac does appear at WWDC, it might not be available for a while. I also doubt Apple would announce M2- and M3 equipped computers at the same event.
The closest hint we’ve had about that machine is from March 8th, 2022 when hardware chief John Ternus said the company would share more about an Apple silicon Mac Pro. We’ve only had a hint about this machine on March 8, 2022 when John Ternus, Apple’s hardware chief, said that more information about an Apple silicon Mac Pro would be shared “another time.” Gurman stated in his report Wednesday that the M2 Ultra originally was designed for a Mac Pro refresh, but that the computers being tested seem to differ from Apple’s Mac Pro update
Apple’s WWDC keynote will be held at 1pm ET/10am PT on June 5th. If you plan to attend, bring some snacks. It may have many new. Keep an eye on for all the latest news from Apple.