Apple has already updated the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch for the holiday season, but we are still waiting for the Mac line to be updated. There have been a lot of rumors about the completely redesigned MacBook Pro coming out this fall, and about the trusted Mark Gourmet at Bloomberg reported in its Power On newsletter that the M1X-powered MacBook Pro will arrive “in the next month.” Apple usually held Mac-focused events in October or early November; the first M1-based Macs were announced in early November last year.
As he noticed 9to5Mac,, Gourmet predicts that there will be two variants of the M1X, both 10-core processors with eight high-performance cores and two efficient cores. The difference between the two chips is in the graphics department – Apple may offer the M1X with 16 or 32 graphics cores. As for other Apple Macs, Gurman says the company is working on a high-performance chip for the future Mac Pro, and the M2 for the MacBook Air, iMac and lower-end MacBook Pro models.
Rumors circulated throughout the year about Apple’s next revision of the MacBook Pro; the first 13-inch M1 model released last fall was essentially identical to the one it replaced, except for the Apple Silicon inside. Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro hasn’t been updated since its release in late 2019, so the entire line needs to be refreshed.
Potential changes include new 14- and 16-inch models with a redesigned case that will return more ports like HDMI and an SD card slot. It could also bring back the MagSafe-style charging port, and Apple is expected to give up on the Touch Bar, which was first introduced with the 2016 MacBook Pro revision.
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