Apple to launch Silicon Mac lines soon, redesigned Mac Mini in pipeline

New 14-inch and 16-inch Apple Silicon MacBook Pro, redesigned Mac mini in the pipeline.

According to a new survey, Apple will launch several new Macs this summer, including updated Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro lines.

Apple had previously stated that it would move all of its Macs to Apple Silicon within two years. But that timeline has now been extended to include redesigns of even the existing latest M1 Macs. According to a new survey, the MacBook Pro models will be refreshed in summer 2021, with the successor to the M1 appearing in a redesigned MacBook Air at the end of the year.

According to Bloomberg, Apple intends to sell two processor options for the MacBook Pro. Both Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die are said to have eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores.

These 10-core processors can have 16, or 32 graphics cores, depending on the model. According to Bloomberg, the latest processors would have a better Neural Engine.

Memory & Ports

Both new MacBook Pro models will have a redesigned chassis that includes a MagSafe charger port, HDMI, and SD card support, as anticipated.

In addition, the two versions are said to accommodate up to 64GB of Unified RAM, up from the current maximum of 16GB. They'll have more Thunderbolt ports than they do now.

An argument similar in nature could be made for other Macs. Apple is rumored to work on a new Mac mini that will use one or both of these new 10-core processors. According to Bloomberg, the revision would offer the machine four instead of two ports.

The Mac mini, according to Bloomberg, could be postponed or even canceled. It also says that a 27-inch iMac revision was in the works but that production was halted in favor of the 24-inch edition.

The M1 Successor

Bloomberg stated that Apple is working on a "direct successor" to the M1 smartphone. The M1 replacement, codenamed Staten, is expected to have the same number of computing cores as the original but will be quicker.

It will also have more graphics cores, up from the current seven or eight to nine or ten.

Apple is said to be planning to update the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the same Staten processor. However, there is no timeline for that.

The last of Intel's Processors

Despite Apple's assurances that it will continue to support Intel Macs, and there have even been reports of a new one, even the latest M1 models contain Intel technology.

According to Bloomberg, Apple is planning to replace Intel's version with its own design starting in 2022.

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