Ultra-light 12-inch MacBook with A14X will be launched this year
According to the Business Times, Apple’s supply chain industry pointed out that Apple is expected to launch a Macbook with a 12-inch Retina Display at the end of this year, using a self-developed and designed A14X processor. The research and development code is Tonga . It uses a USB Type-C interface and weighs less than 1 kg. Because of the low power consumption advantage of the Arm architecture processor, the new Macbook battery life can reach 15-20 hours, and the A14X processor will also be used in Among the new generation iPad Pro tablets .
Apple announced at the WWDC Developers Conference in June that its Mac will transition from an Intel x86-based CPU to its self-designed Arm-based Apple Silicon processor in the next two years. Bloomberg has stated that Apple is currently developing at least three Mac processors based on the 5-nanometer A14 chip, which will be used in the upcoming iPhone 12 model. According to sources in the “Business Times”, the first A14X processor designed by Apple has been finalized and will be mass-produced using TSMC’s 5nm process by the end of the year.
According to Bloomberg News, Apple’s first Mac processor will have 12 cores, including 8 high-performance cores and at least 4 energy-saving cores. It is reported that Apple will further explore Mac processors with more than 12 cores in the future. The company is already designing second-generation Mac processors based on the A15 chip.
Fudge, a whistleblower named @choco_bit on Twitter, said in June that Apple may revive the discontinued MacBook and launch a new 12-inch model as the first Mac based on an Arm chip designed by Apple. Fudge said that the appearance of the 12-inch MacBook may be the same as before, with minimal design changes, but it may support 5G networks.
Naijatechnews understands that, unlike today’s report, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo once stated that the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, which has a similar design to the current 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, may be the first Mac based on an Arm chip designed by Apple. In March of this year, Guo Mingchi predicted that this new MacBook Pro will be launched at the end of 2020 or early 2021.
Ming-Chi Guo said that he expects Apple Silicon 13.3-inch MacBook Pro to be put into mass production in the fourth quarter of this year, but he also predicted that we will see Arm-based MacBook Air in the same quarter or the first quarter of next year, so the 12-inch model It is not impossible to become a redesigned MacBook Air.
Today’s report also claims that Apple will launch an Apple Silicon iMac next year with a powerful custom-designed graphics processing unit to replace the mobile AMD GPU that Apple has traditionally relied on. In addition, the report also said that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 series will use the A14 chip codenamed “Sicilian.”