Apple is preparing to release several new Mac laptops and desktops with faster processors, new designs, and improved connectivity to external devices, accelerating the company’s effort to replace Intel chips and leapfrog rival PC makers.
The overhaul encompasses a broad range of Mac devices, including Apple’s higher-end laptop, the MacBook Pro; the laptop aimed at the mass market, the MacBook Air; and its desktop computers, the Mac Pro, iMac, and Mac mini, according to people familiar with the matter.
Redesigned MacBook Pro models are expected to debut as soon as early this summer, said the people, who requested anonymity to discuss an internal matter, followed by a revamped MacBook Air, a new low-end MacBook Pro, and an all-new Mac Pro workstation. The company is also working on a higher-end Mac mini desktop and larger iMac. The machines will feature processors designed in-house that will greatly outpace the performance and capabilities of the current M1 chips, the people said.