Apple could have a pretty big Worldwide Developers Conference next week, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. In addition to the rumored mixed reality headset and the usual updates to its operating systems, Gurman is expecting Apple to focus on “several” new Macs at the show, he said in a tweet.
Gurman has already reported that a MacBook Air with a larger 15-inch screen and M2 chip is in the works, and it seems possible that could be one of the stars of the WWDC show. Apple revealed the redesigned M2-equipped 13-inch Air at last year’s WWDC, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Apple would once again use the event to introduce a larger Air.
After we first published this article on Wednesday, Gurman reported that Apple is testing “a pair of new high-end Macs” with the M2 Max chip and an unannounced M2 Ultra chip. Gurman’s report indicates that these computers could be new versions of the Mac Studio, and given that the Mac Studio is more than a year old and has configurations with M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips, it seems possible that Apple is working on revised versions of that machine. And Apple will begin taking trade-ins on the same day as the WWDC keynote for the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro, and — wouldn’t you know it — the Mac Studio, according to Gurman. To me, that all feels like evidence that the Mac Studio may get a refresh.
Gurman has also reported on Macs with an as-yet-unannounced M3 chip, including MacBook Airs and, perhaps more notably, the iMac, which hasn’t been refreshed since the launch of the M1 iMac in May 2021. However, Gurman said in March that the iMac might not ship until the second half of the year, so if it does make an appearance at WWDC, you may not actually be able to buy it for a little while. (I also doubt that Apple would introduce M2- and M3-equipped computers during the same event.)
We’re also still waiting for a Mac Pro with Apple Silicon, which missed Apple’s self-imposed two-year deadline to transition all of its Macs from Intel. 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 “another day.” Gurman said in his Wednesday report that the M2 Ultra was originally designed for a new Mac Pro, but the computers in testing seemingly differ from Apple’s Mac Pro refresh.
Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long to see what Apple has cooking: its WWDC keynote is scheduled for 1PM ET / 10AM PT on Monday, June 5th. It could have a lot of news, so if you’re planning to follow along, make sure to bring a snack. We’ll be covering everything from the show, so keep it locked on The Verge to learn about all the latest from Apple.
Update May 31st, 7:16PM ET: Added details from Mark Gurman indicating that Mac Studio upgrades may be announced.