- Aug 17, 2014
Apple recently launched its new M2 SoC, which is the direct successor to the last-gen M1. The chip will initially be making its way into the MacBook Air and the 13" MacBook Pro. The latter is codenamed "Mac14,7" and its performance leaked out a few days back in the form synthetic benchmark which suggests Apple isn't overstating its performance claims of the M2.
While that is indeed a good omen for those looking forward to M2-based products, one of the disappointing aspects of the M2 is the lack of AV1 codec support. The new chip supports up to 8K H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC), as well as its in-house ProRes video format for up to 8K playback.
Apple maybe working to finally bring AV1 support to several of its product lines according to the latest leak. This is a feature which has been missing on Apple products for a long time.