Apple is getting busy working on a series of new Apple silicon Mac processors to power upgraded versions of the MacBook Pro, new iMacs, and new Mac Pro's.
According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple is gearing up for this launch in early 2021.
New Mac Chip Challenges Intel's
Making trending headlines on Twitter today, the Bloomberg report suggests that Apple's new series aims to outperform Intel's fastest PCsaims to outperform.
Apple Chip engineers are reportedly working on successors to the M1 custom chip, Apple's first Mac main processor that debuted in November.
According to Bloomberg sources, if deliverables are achieved, the new chips will significantly outperform the latest machines running Intel chips.
Apple’s M1 chip was unveiled in a new entry-level MacBook Pro laptop, a refreshed Mac mini desktop and across the MacBook Air range. The company’s next series of chips, planned for release as early as the spring and later in the fall, are destined to be placed across upgraded versions of the MacBook Pro, both entry-level and high-end iMac desktops, and later a new Mac Pro workstation.
Apple to Transition Away from Intel with Own Silicon Chip
Apple is confident that it will transition away from Intel with its own silicon chip by 2022, based on strength in its own engineering.
The next two lines of Apple chips are planned ambitiously to finish the transition away from Intel.
The current M1 chip inherits a mobile-centric design built around four high-performance processing cores to accelerate tasks like video editing and four power-saving cores that can handle less intensive jobs like web browsing. For its next generation chip targeting MacBook Pro and iMac models, Apple is working on designs with as many as 16 power cores and four efficiency cores.
Currently, Intel profits less than 10% of its revenue from furnishing Apple with Mac chips. If Apple successfully introduces innovation pace, a competitor silicon chip, the rest of the PC business is headed towards turbulent times.
Apple's independence could initiate a shake-up within the tech industry, heavily reliant on Intel's pace of innovation and add to Apple's small but growing PC shares.
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Apple Silicon is finally here! The 2020 MacBook Air is built around the all-new M1 processing chip. The first-ever ARM-based Apple-exclusive chip features an 8-core CPU with four performance cores, four efficiency cores, 7-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine. All these upgrades make up the most powerful MacBook Air ever. The latest silent, fanless design boasts up to 16 hours of battery life.
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