I remember a few weeks like this, during which Friday afternoon and evening Mark Gurman threw information bomb after nonstop bombing. I can guarantee you more than a few tech writers had an uneventful start to the weekend. While he didn’t spell out too many dates, Gurman has set virtually all of Apple’s launches by 2022. Let’s summarize everything to get a clear idea.
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We go with a summary list including all the key data:
- New 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros, with a new design and Apple Silicon chips. New screen and with the return of MagSafe charging ports.
- A new iMac redesigned to look like the current XDR Pro display. Two models depending on the size of your screen.
- Two Mac Pro models, a continuous model and probably with Intel chips and another smaller model with Apple Silicon chips. This may be the end of Intel’s transition to Apple Silicon, with a latest Intel Mac Pro sharing the stage with the first Mac Pro with Apple’s own chip.
- A new monitor Desktop heir to the Thunderbolt display, designed to be cheaper and more accessible than the XDR Pro display. Size and resolution unknown.
- A “IPhone 12S” fairly continuous this year (perhaps with Touch ID under its screen) and the possibility of a foldable iPhone in 2022.
- A iPad Pro with ‘A14X’ chip and high-end mini-LED display.
Gurman doesn’t have a bad track record of errors in his predictions, so while it’s not an official confirmation at all, it should give us an idea of what to expect this spring.
TSMC is already thinking about 3nm chips in two years
Beyond all this we have indications of what future for Apple Silicon chips through the filtered plans of the TSMC provider. From DigiTimes and MacRumors comes data on the company’s intentions to manufacture 4nm chips in 2022 and to reach 3nm in 2023.
This may mean that this year’s chips, led by the M1, will be the only generation with 5nm transistors. I venture to suggest that we will see something like an “ M1X ” in the more powerful Macs this year, then launch a 4nm “ M2 line ” (and therefore more efficiency and performance) later. this year or early next year. In 2023, the chip saga will continue with an “M3” range with 3 nm transistors.
The interesting thing here is that since transistors would get smaller and smaller with each passing year, Apple has a lot of room for improvement to continue to innovate and surprise with the capabilities of its chips both in the short and long term. This is something Intel hasn’t realized no matter how hard they try. It will be very, very interesting to see what all of these chips can do.