THE Apple is working on a new version of MacBook Pro with ARM architecture. According to Mark Gurman, from Bloomberg, this Tuesday (18th), the next generation of notebook should bring a refurbished look, a more powerful processor than the Apple M1 and with support for up to 64 GB of RAM. Other branded computers may also arrive in the near future with chips Apple Silicon with up to 40 cores.
The reports came from people with knowledge about the subject who were not identified. On the website, they said that Apple is preparing new versions of the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro and Mac Mini, in addition to an iMac with larger screen. None of them tends to hit stores with an Intel processor.
Apple may introduce a new MacBook Pro in the coming months. The computer should arrive in two models, with screens of 14 and 16 inches. Internally recognized as J314 and J316, respectively, the duo is expected to arrive with a new design. In addition, the MagSafe, HDMI port and memory card slot must be returned.
MacBook Pro can bring more powerful processor
The big highlight is inside the computer. Gurman informs that the iPhone maker is preparing two chips with the code names Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die. The component should arrive with ten cores, eight for high performance and two for simpler tasks. For graphics, variations of 16 or 32 cores are expected.
The piece tends to be more powerful than the Apple M1. The chip presented last year has eight cores in all, four for high performance and four for activities that require less firepower. For graphics, the component has seven or eight cores, depending on the computer purchased.
Support for RAM also tends to rise. Currently, it is only possible to buy notebooks with Apple M1 up to 16 GB. The ceiling on this chip will reach 64 GB, in case the rumors materialize. Further expected increments are due to improvements in the Neural Engine and support for more Thunderbolt ports.
Regarding the MacBook Air, expected by the end of the year, the publication reports that the notebook should also gain a new face. Previously, there was talk of the return of MagSafe to Apple’s entry-level notebook. Another novelty would be the insertion of a direct successor to the Apple M1 in the computer.
Codenamed “Staten”, it is expected that the processor will have the same number of cores as the component found in the current generation of the notebook. But, according to the Bloomberg, the new component will be faster. The number of cores for graphics, in turn, can rise to nine or ten.
Apple still intends to release a simpler version of the MacBook Pro in the future. In this case, the computer tends to hit stores with the same processor as the MacBook Air. The notebook must have a 13-inch screen.
Mac Pro: processor can have up to 40 cores
Desktops are expected to receive major improvements in the future. Starting with the Mac Pro, the computer is expected to bring the most powerful chip in the entire family by 2022. The components are called internally Jade 2C-Die and Jade 4C-Die. The pair should bring up to 40 cores, higher than the 28-core ceiling of the current generation with Intel.
The variations are 20 or 40 cores. In this case, there will be 16 or 32 dedicated to activities that demand a lot of power and 4 or 8 for simpler tasks. For graphics, two options will be available: 64 or 128 cores.
The Mac Mini should also get a huge boost in the future. The desktop should have the same processor as the MacBook Pro and more inputs. Internally, the computer is known as “J374”. Another novelty would be for an iMac with a larger screen, after Apple introduced the new generation with 24 inches.
With information: Bloomberg