According to recent news, Apple developed a 12-inch Apple Silicon running MacBook with a weight less than 1 kilogram and this is going to be released by the end of the year.
According to a Chinese newspaper The China Times, Apple’s first ARM-powered Mac will use an A14X processor named “Tonga” and developed by TSMC, with the battery life varying from 15 to 20 hours.
The Apple supply chain says that at the end of this year Apple will introduce a Macbook that will have a 12-inch Retina monitor utilizing the A14X self-developed processor with a Tonga developer package, which supports USB Type C interface and is less than 1 kilogram since the arm-based processor has a low power advantage. It’s between 15 and 20 hours for the Macbook charge. In the latest generation iPad Pro phone, the A14X core is still included.
At its WWDC conference in June, Apple revealed that the Macbook will switch from the Intel x86-based CPUs to their New Silicon-based arm processors over the next two years. Bloomberg said at least three Apple processors currently being designed utilizing the 5-nanometer A14 chip to be included in the forthcoming iPhone 12 phones. According to the sources of the Chinese newspaper, the first Apple A14X processor has been completed and mass production will take place by the period of the end of the year with the 5-nanometer process from TSMC.
According to Bloomberg, the first Mac processors for Apple would have 12 cores, including 8 high-performance cores and at least 4 energy-sensitive cores. Apple will be pursuing more Mac processors with over 12 cores as the firm already producing the second generation of A15-based Mac processors.
In comparison to today’s study, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the first Mac to acquire an arms-based chip from Apple will be a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a form-factor identical to the existing 13.3-inch MacBook Pro. The latest MacBook Pro will launch in late 2020 or early 2021.
Kuo stated that he expects the Apple Silicon 13.3-inch MacBook Pro in the fourth quarter of this year to be in mass development, but he also wants that in the same period or the first period of next year we will see an arm-based MacBook Air and that it will be difficult to substitute the 12-inch aircraft.
The news also claimed that Apple will introduce an Apple Silicon iMac next year, which will substitute the iOS AMD GPUs, which Apple has traditionally relied on. The study says that the A14 processor is codenamed “Sicilian” as part of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 12 lineups.