In letter : Professionals who prefer to work in the macOS environment have been waiting for a 16-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon for some time, and it looks like their dream will come true in the weeks to come. At the same time, people who have been waiting for an OLED iPad Air will have to wait at least another year.
Now that the dust has settled following the recent iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 launch event, many are eager to see the much-anticipated MacBook Pro refresh that is rumored to feature the successor to the MacBook Pro. Apple M1 chipset which debuted in the 13 inch. MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro last year.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple’s ongoing transition to Silicon is well underway and the M1X will break coverage at an event over the next four weeks. The new chip would be available in two variations based on a 10-core design that includes eight performance cores and two power-efficient cores.
The main difference between the two M1X variants will be in the GPU configuration, which will integrate 16 cores on the low-end version and 32 cores on the high-end model. Apple is also reportedly working on an “M2” chipset that will power a new Mac Pro and a new iMac. As for the Mac mini, the company is expected to unveil an M1X-based update with more ports “at some point.”
There’s a good chance the next 14in and 16in MacBook Pro will come with high-resolution Mini LED displays, along with an HDMI port, SD card slot, and new MagSafe charging connector. . The Touch Bar may become optional again with this version, as it would be on the way out.
Meanwhile, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple has delayed plans to release an iPad Air with an OLED display due to cost and quality issues. However, the highly anticipated 11-inch iPad Pro with a Mini LED display is still on track for release next year. An iPad Air with an OLED display would have had the potential to cannibalize sales of the Mini LED iPad Pro models, but current supply chain issues are of greater concern to the Cupertino giant.
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