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In Steam’s gaming hardware database, there are two new cryptic Macs

Two undisclosed Apple machines have been spotted as entries in Steam’s device database, adding to the mounting evidence that new Macs will be unveiled in early 2023.

An astute user noted that the database that keeps track of the hardware and software being used to access Steam games also included references to a “Mac14,6” and a “Mac15,4”, in addition to the more commonplace entries.

This is all the data we have at the moment, but future 14-and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs are expected to debut in late 2022 or early2023, respectively.

Currently undergoing testing

It’s worth noting that neither of the two detected Mac models in the Steam database shows any sign of use, suggesting that they aren’t truly in circulation but are instead test units at Apple’s HQ.

There’s a good chance you’ve heard the “Mac14,6” designation before, and you’d be right. A few days ago, testing results for that device were leaked, revealing the possible speed boost that upgrading to the M2 chip series would provide.

Since the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 is so fantastic, we can’t wait for the 14-inch and 16-inch versions to catch up. We shouldn’t have too much longer of a wait if Steam’s database is accurate.

Macs in 2023

Even while the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are the most anticipated new Macs, we also anticipate revised versions of the Mac Studio, Mac Pro, and maybe even the Mac mini, all of which will have the M2 CPU.

The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, however, seem to be the ones that will be updated earliest. After waiting for them throughout 2022, we have learned from some of the most trustworthy sources in the industry that we won’t get them until the beginning of 2023.

Meanwhile, updated versions of the Apple M2 processor are expected to make their way into future models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. The M2 is likely to be followed by even more advanced silicon from Apple, just as the M1 was followed by the M2.

As a matter of fact, practically every Mac that wasn’t updated in 2022 might now be ready for a new version with increased CPUs and memory inside, and of course we will keep you up to speed on all the speculations and the official announcements over the coming 12 months.