A new leak predicts that Apple is working on developing new Apple Silicon processors for the next generations of MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro systems. As per the report, the next-generation Apple Silicon SoC will be characterized by performance far superior to that of the recently released M1 chips.
According to detailed information from Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new ARM-based processor with up to 8 or 12 CPU cores — planning to release in 2021 and up to 32 high-performance CPU cores that are expected to appear on Mac computers at end of 2022.
Apple has already launched the first Mac computers with Apple Silicon SoC — the current Apple M1 has 8 cores, with 4 for high performance and 4 dedicated to energy efficiency. Current Mac devices, including the 27-inch iMac and Mac Pro, still rely on Intel, although this will change in a few years.
The ARM versions of these computers would mount enhanced versions based on designs with larger cores. However, Bloomberg highlights that Apple could modify the design of the cores to segment prices, offering versions with only 8 or 12 cores enabled, although this will depend on production.
But this is only the beginning. Among Apple’s plans is to launch a processor with up to 128 dedicated GPU cores designed for devices that will be used in tasks with the high graphic load.
A few days ago, a further indiscretion, this time by the historic analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, indicated that the next MacBooks would be completely redesigned — will all be equipped with Mini-LED displays.