Teacher Guo shared an Apple research report today, saying that Apple plans to release a newly designed MacBook equipped with Apple Silicon in the second half of 2021. At the WWDC held in June this year, Apple announced that it will take two years for the Mac product line to transition from the Intel platform to the self-developed chip.
According to previous rumors, the newly designed MacBook next year is likely to be 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro. Of course, there are still many people looking forward to the new iMac, the small size Mac Pro.
At present, Apple’s first batch of self-developed chip Macs, namely M1 MacBook Pro, M1 MacBook Air and Mac mini, have been sold.
In addition, recent news said that Apple’s second self-developed chip is already in preparation for launching on desktop platforms. According to the news of @手机校园达人, Apple is expected to launch a second Apple Silicon CPU (tentatively called M2) in the second half of 2021, with the internal codename Jade. It is reported that the chip will be used on Apple’s desktop Mac.
For Apple’s next-generation Mac chip, foreign media is expected to name it M2. TSMC’s advanced manufacturing process on the foundry M1 chip is also expected to extend to the next-generation Mac processor.
Apple’s first self-developed Mac chip M1 is built using a 5nm process, integrating 16 billion transistors, equipped with an 8-core central processing unit, an 8-core graphics processor, and a neural network engine with a 16-core architecture. Apple said its CPU, GPU, and machine learning The performance and energy efficiency of the product are significantly improved compared with the current products.
It is expected that M2 is likely to use TSMC’s second-generation 5nm process, which will be put into mass production next year.
On the earnings call in July this year, Apple CEO Cook said that Apple Silicon will only be used on its own products and will not be sold to other companies.
Talking about why we are separated from Intel, Cook said that our goal is to satisfy users, which is why we use Apple Silicon. “Because we can imagine some products that we cannot achieve. This is our view.”
Cook also added the benefits of Apple Silicon: “What we want is a common architecture between all products, which allows us to do some interesting things.”