Following the recent Peek Performance event where Apple launched its new iPhone SE, iPad Air, Mac Studio and Studio Display, the powerful M1 Ultra chip, and a new green color variant of the iPhone 13 series, the tech giant is reportedly gearing up to launch at least two new laptop models later this year.
According to 9to5mac, Apple is planning to debut a MacBook Air and a 13" MacBook Pro, powered by the next-generation M2 chip.
The next-gen MacBook Air, codenamed J413, will feature the M2 chip with a more powerful 10-core GPU. Since it will replace the entry-level M1 chip, it might not perform better than the premium M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra.
Codenamed J493, the 13" Macbook Pro will be based on the current device so it should use the same design. While Apple has been considering dropping the "Pro" brand and rebranding it as an entry-level MacBook, the upcoming one might still keep the "Pro" branding.