In November 2020, the MacBook Air and Pro will be the first models to be renamed to the M-series. Rumors claim that the 2022 MacBook Ai and 2022
According to TSMC, it won’t be until the second half of 2022 before these CPUs begin to be manufactured. So the M2 Macs won’t be out until the fall of 2022.
This kind of performance, however, is out of reach for the majority of users due to the high cost of such hardware, and most people don’t require it in order to do things like browse the web, watch Netflix
Since the M2 processor series will be targeted at consumers rather than professionals when it debuts, current expectations are that it will emphasise energy efficiency and general performance
It was reported in May 2021 that the M2 (apparently codenamed Staten) would have eight cores, but run faster, according to Mark Gurman, a Bloomberg reporter at the time.