Once again, Apple has shown the world the benefits of its M1 chip. A few hours ago, first impressions of the new iMac started to appear. And, as many of us expected, that’s exactly the computer we would like to have with us. At least, if we don’t need that extra power which is sometimes useful.
While the M1 has proven to be really efficient and capable of handling tasks of all kinds, it also has its limits. Yes, it has been shown to work well in professional applications, but that doesn’t mean it was designed for it. For these cases, Apple is already thinking of something even more powerful.
As Apple has indicated in the past, all Mac models will be upgrading to ARM. And that includes the Mac Pro, which Bloomberg says may have its review next year. And the new model, he could wear a chip with a processor with up to 40 coresas well as a 64 or 128 core GPU. A real beast, if we take into account what has been achieved with the M1.
This is in addition to the probable reduction in dimensions he will suffer compared to his predecessor. Previously, Bloomberg already predicted that it could occupy half the space of the current model. Something that isn’t unreasonable, considering the iMac redesign, which has created so much criticism, both positive and negative.
The Mac mini could also receive a new, more powerful version
Another possible renewal that was brought forward in the same article is that of the more powerful version of the Mac mini. Last year, the Mac mini was one of the first models to switch to the M1 chip. However, a version with an Intel chip remained for sale. The latter would be the objective of this new version, which could be released later this year
Like the Mac Pro, although to a lesser extent this new Mac mini would have inside a new Apple Silicon chip. Exactly the same as the next MacBook Pros would use. Thus, we would see new options with up to 64 GB of unified memory, a 10-core processor and a 32 or 64-core GPU.
On the other hand, the new Mac mini too would have improved connectivity, especially when it comes to the Thunderbolt number. In addition, a new version of the Neural Engine will be implemented. All of this, designed to replace the more powerful Mac mini, currently on sale.
For the time being, both versions are subject to possible changes. Obviously, sooner or later the renewal of the Mac Pro will come, but, in the case of the Mac mini, it seems that its presentation is not so clear. It will take a few months to begin to know what will happen.