Apple recently launched its in-house System on a Chip (SoC) based on the ARM architecture for powering its own laptops and desktops. The new 5nm M1 chip currently powered by the MacBookAir, MacBook Pro 13-inch and Mac Mini. All of these got a very positive reception with them reportedly getting a performance and power efficiency boost compared to the Intel powered Macs. Now the company seems to reportedly be working on a custom 12-core processor that will launch in March. Also Read - iPhone 13 Mini new leaks emerge, new camera setup, small notch in tow
According to a new leak by tipster LeaksApplePro, Apple is looking to launch a new Mac powered by a custom 12-core Apple Silicon chip in March this year. This leak lines up with a December 2020 report from Bloomberg, which stated that Apple is testing a Mac Pro with a 32-core chip custom processor, which it is looking to launch in 2022 and apart from this, the company does have an immediate plan to launch a 12-core custom SoC. Also Read - iPhone 14 in 2022 to get 48MP rear camera, Apple to cancel Mini variant
According to LeaksApplePro, the new 12 core SoC will contain eight high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. This new chip could launch alongside a 16-inch MacBook Pro. Also Read - Apple in talks with LG, Magna to manufacture its Car: Here's what we know
He did not provide any details about the development or specifications of the said chip. However, he did state that the chip might be called the M1X, but that is not final as of now.
To recall, Apple launched its M1 powered MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (13-inch) and Mac Mini back in November. It will now no more launch new Intel powered Macs, however, the company did announce that it will continue to support all Intel based Macs for the foreseeable future.
Apart from the leaked 12-core M1X Apple Silicon SoC, the company is also expected to launch a number of other products this year including the much awaited AirTags, AirPods 3, new iPads, iPhone 13 lineup and more.