M1X vs M2 Macs — Differences Explained!

M1X vs M2, the next extension vs the next generation of Apple silicon for the Mac. So... why does there seem to be so much confusion and misinformation just swirling all around it?

Nikkei just pushed out a piece on the M2 and Bloomberg previously reported on what we’re colloquially calling the M1X, basically, the chipsets all of us nerds are waiting for to run the higher-end MacBooks Pro, Mac mini, iMacs, and the eventual Mac Pro and redesigned MacBook Air that we’ve been waiting for. Clamoring for! But these names, M2 and M1X are being thrown around… almost willy-nilly, and so I think it’d be super useful, really a convenience to just clarify what they actually mean...