Bloomberg: Redesigned 16-Inch And 14-Inch MacBook Pro With 10-Core M-Series Chip Could Launch This Summer
While all the talk right now is about the new M1 iMac and M1 iPad Pro, Apple has plans for more machines that it needs to get into the Apple silicon world. One of those, according to a new report, is a redesigned MacBook Pro that could debut as soon as this summer.
According to Bloomberg, the new machine will come with as many as 10 cores and support for up to 64GB of RAM. 32 graphics cores are also in the works, the same report notes.
For the new MacBook Pros, Apple is planning two different chips, codenamed Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die: both include eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores for a total of 10, but will be offered in either 16 or 32 graphics core variations.
Part of the upgraded internals will also allow for more Thunderbolt ports, not to mention improved Neural Engine performance.
The chips also include up to 64 gigabytes of memory versus a maximum of 16 on the M1. They’ll have an improved Neural Engine, which processes machine-learning tasks, and enable the addition of more Thunderbolt ports, which let users sync data and connect to external devices, than the two on the current M1 MacBook Pro.
It’s likely all of this will be coming to the unannounced 16-inch MacBook Pro, with Apple having recently released the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip. Apple is also rumored to have a new 14-inch MacBook Pro in the labs, too.