Now another leaker has offered some additional details about the rumored M1X processor that will power things. “The M1X is an extension of the M1 that will contain more Thunderbolt channels, CPU cores, GPU cores, support for multiple external monitors and higher power consumption,” said iOS developer Dylandkt 9to5Mac. “These devices will both have a 1080p webcam, SD card reader, three Thunderbolt USB C ports, an upgraded MagSafe port, and an HDMI port.”
The leaker also added an interesting detail about the design of the device: “The design focuses on the 14-inch and 16-inch models of the Macbook Pro and is similar to the iPad Pro with flat edges. The frames are reduced and the lower “Macbook Pro” logo is removed. “To be clear, we understand that this is the text ‘MacBook Pro’ rather than the iconic illuminated Apple logo itself.
Interestingly, Dylandkt tweeted something very similar So in late April, before Gurman’s report came out, this is not a case of relying on someone else’s rumors. At the time, the leaker added that the M1X would appear in a “high-end Mac mini” as well as 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros and a souped-up iMac.
While Bloomberg’s article didn’t give the chipset a name, the report was more specific that the upcoming MacBook Pros will be built with an architecture similar to the current M1 models, just ten cores: eight power cores and two power cores. efficient.
Said MacBook pros should arrive this summer, according to Gurman, but that may not be the case if another source is to be believed. Reports suggest These upgraded MacBook Pros could be pushed back to “fourth quarter 2021 or first quarter 2022” due to difficult external factors: poor supply of mini-LED panels and a “sudden surge” in coronavirus cases in Taiwan. where the units are to be assembled.
So it may be a while before we see what the second generation Apple Silicon looks like, but it’s pretty clear that the company sees this as the future. Last years M1 MacBook Air, Macbook Pro and Mac mini were all warmly received, and the same chipset was used in that year new iPad pros and colorful 24-inch iMacs. So far, things are looking good for Apple in its post-Intel chapter.