- Apple is already designing a new series of Mac processors, sources close to the matter told Bloomberg.
- The news comes just a month after Apple launched its M1 silicon chip.
- The first new processor could be launched as early as the spring, the report said.
- The tech giant is designing the new chips to outperform Intel’s best, the report said. Apple wants to transition from Intel chips by 2022.
- Apple is testing a variety of new chips for various Mac devices, including a chip with up to 32 power cores that it will use for a new half-sized Mac Pro, slated for release in 2022, the sources said.
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Apple is making a new series of Mac processors designed to be faster than Intel’s best, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing sources close to the matter.
The first of the new chips could be launched as early as spring 2021, the report said.
In November, Apple debuted the M1, its first Mac main processor, and engineers are already working on multiple follow-ups, the sources said, including a chip with as many as 32 power cores for a new half-sized Mac Pro.
The chips will be used across new versions of the MacBook Pro, iMac desktops, and an upcoming Mac Pro workstation, the sources told Bloomberg.
It would mark a key milestone in Apple’s move away from Intel, which has traditionally supplied the processors for Apple Macs. Apple expects to stop using Intel components by mid-2022.
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