Last year, in November, we had the opportunity to meet the first ARM Macs. These new computers featured the first SoC designed by Apple, the M1 chip. Over the months it turned out a real hit on the table. And around this time, it also managed to expand to one of the most famous lines, that of the iMac.
However, the computers that first introduced it are still around. They don’t have a major overhaul, but they were the first to demonstrate the capabilities of the M1
The real revolution is the one that is about to happen. Recently we learned that in the coming months we should see a new MacBook Pro with ARM chip. And, in this case, we would not speak of an M1, but of a supervitaminated chip. The one that, according to a recent rumor shared by 9to5Mac, would be called the M1X.
This chip would have a ten-core processor, eight high performance and two high performance. Additionally, a GPU with 16 or 32 core configurations would be implemented. All of this, added to a new SoC capable of holding up to 64GB of unified memory, and more connections like Thunderbolt.
The fact that the new SoC is called M1X may be confusing, but it seems the reasons are pretty clear. According to the source of the rumor, Apple wants to reserve the M2 for the next year. Moreover, the cores of this new chip would be exactly the same as those of the M1, although in different numbers.
As for the external design, the truth is that there aren’t too many clues. The front should have smaller frames. In fact, according to this same rumor, it would cause Apple remove MacBook Pro logo from screen
Regarding the launch, there does not seem to be a consensus. It seems unlikely that it will be announced at WWDC 2021, so we could see it later this year. Perhaps in November, as was the case with the presentation of the first computers with an M1 chip.