Apple Working on High-End MacBook Pro
Today, a new report from Bloomberg says Apple's upcoming high-end MacBook Pro could feature a new Apple Silicon chip that will offer eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores, available in either 16 or 32 graphics core variations. These high-end MacBook Pros are expected to launch as soon as this summer.
Apple has long been known for its groundbreaking design in the world of consumer electronics. From its inception, Apple's focus on crafting high-quality products that are aesthetically pleasing and well-made set it apart from other companies at a time when consumers were hungry for change. Even today, this is evident with Steve Jobs' influence still being felt within the company ten years after his death as Apple transitions to Apple silicon. The new MacBook Pro models will include an improved Neural Engine to process machine learning tasks, among many other improvements.
For the new MacBook Pros, Apple is planning two different chips, codenamed Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die: both include eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores for a total of 10, but will be offered in either 16 or 32 graphics core variations.”
“The high-performance cores kick in for more complex jobs, while the energy-efficient cores operate at slower speeds for more basic needs like web browsing, preserving battery life. The new chips differ from the M1's design, which has four high-performance cores, four energy-efficient cores and eight graphics cores in the current 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The new high-end MacBook Pro models will come with up to 64GB of memory, a max configuration that is four times the current 16 GB.
The chips also include up to 64 gigabytes of memory versus a maximum of 16 on the M1. They'll have an improved Neural Engine, which processes machine-learning tasks, and enable the addition of more Thunderbolt ports, which let users sync data and connect to external devices, than the two on the current M1 MacBook Pro.
The report also stated Apple plans an update to the low-end 13-inch MacBook Pro to use the successor to the M1. This new processor will reportedly include the equivalent amount of computing cores as the M1 but run faster.
The MacBook Pro will also see an increase in graphics cores from seven or eight to nine or ten. It also adds back important features like SD card slots and HDMI ports into laptops again while retaining MagSafe charging technology!