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Apple M2 - Technical information.

Here is a summary of the technical information about the Apple M2:


- The Apple M2 consists of approximately 20 billion transistors, which is an increase over the previous model, the M1 with 16 billion transistors.
- The M2's CPU has four performance cores (Avalanche) and four efficiency cores (Blizzard), similar to the Arm big.LITTLE configuration.
- The CPU cores are the same as in the Apple A15 Bionic, but with higher clock speeds of 3.49 GHz for the performance cores and 2.4 GHz for the efficiency cores.
- An Apple-developed graphics processor (GPU) with up to ten shader clusters is integrated on the SoC.
- The CPU and RAM chips are housed in a system-in-package that uses TSMC 2.5D packaging.
- Different configurations of the M2 offer 8, 16 and 24 GB of memory as well as 8 or 10 active GPU cores.
- Rosetta 2 dynamic emulation technology allows running software designed for the x86 architecture, ensuring compatibility with legacy applications.

Products with the Apple M2:

- MacBook Air (M2, from 2022)
- MacBook Air (15-inch, M2, from 2023)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, M2, from 2022)
- Mac mini (from 2023)
- iPad Pro (11-inch, 4th generation)
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 6th generation)
- Apple Vision Pro (mixed reality headset, planned for 2024)
- iPad Air (11-inch, M2, from 2024 )
- iPad Air (13-inch, M2, coming 2024)

The Apple M2's technical specifications offer improved performance and efficiency for a variety of Apple products, from lightweight notebooks to powerful tablets and even a planned mixed reality headset .

Apple M2, known issues and bugs.

Some known issues and possible bugs that could be related to the Apple M2 chip are:

1. Unpatchable Vulnerability:
Researchers have discovered an unpatchable vulnerability in Apple M-Series chips that could allow attackers to bypass encryption and gain access to cryptographic keys. This vulnerability affects the Data Memory-dependent Prefetcher (DMP) and cannot be fixed through software updates.

2. Limited use of external displays:
A known issue with the MacBook Air with the M2 chip is that only one external display can be used at a time. This can be frustrating for users who want to use multiple monitors.

3. Fast charging not enabled by default:
Although the MacBook Air with M2 supports 67W fast charging, it may not be enabled by default. Users may need to manually adjust settings to enjoy full loading speed.

4. Potential Audio Issues:
There are reports of possible audio issues with the MacBook Air with the M2 chip. These could affect the sound quality or the stability of audio playback.

5. SSD Speed ‚Äč‚ÄčIssues:
There have also been reports of possible SSD speed issues on the MacBook Air with M2 chip. This could affect the performance and responsiveness of the system.

It is important to note that not all users experience these issues and that some of them may be remediable through software updates. Apple typically works continuously to fix bugs and improve the user experience, so it's a good idea to pay attention to software updates and contact Apple Support if problems arise.
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