Apple chips for Macs are coming soon. Apple is said to be working on Mac processors, and it will be coming next year. Earlier it has been reported multiple times that Apple is working on in-house chips for MacBooks.
The Bloomberg report reveals some key details about the upcoming Apple chips.
There are three different Mac processors in development, the report claims. All the Apple Mac chips are based on the A14 chip which will include a 12-core CPU. Here’s everything you need to know about upcoming Apple Mac chips.
Apple Mac Chips: What You Need To Know
The report came with a lot of details and technical information including when’s the Apple’s chips coming and more. Here’s what you must know.
Apple is said to be working on it’s own in-house ARM processors which will replace the current Intel chips. The Apple Mac chips will be based on the A14 chip which will include a 12-core CPU. The chips will come with eight high-performance cores.
There will be four “Firestorm” cores and four energy-efficient “Icestorm” cores.
When Are Apple ARM Mac Chips Coming?
Apple could bring the first in-house ARM-powered Mac chips in 2020 or 2021. The ARM Mac could be coming in 2021, though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has already pushed multiple production schedules.
So, the Apple chips may get delayed.
As smartphones, Apple will be gaining control over its MacBooks with own hardware.
TSMC 5nm Fabrication Process
The Mac SoCs will be based on the A14 processor, to be manufactured by TSMC based on a 5nm fabrication process. With a total of 12 cores, there will be eight high-performance CPU cores and four energy-efficient cores.
ARM chips will let Apple reduce processor costs by 40 to 60 percent.
ARM Mac To Have iOS?
ARM Mac computers will have macOS on top and not iOS. The ARM-based MacBooks will first go into the low-end models as the top-end MacBook Pros, iMacs, and Mac Pro computers.
The company is said to have developed a Mac chip based on the previous iPad Pro’s A12X CPU.
MacOS On New Hardware
The upcoming ARM-powered Macs may face issues with running different softwares. Software compatibility is going to be a big concern with macOS software running on the new hardware. The architecture is new, and the software is pretty different.
ARM powers different Windows laptops, but it’s going to be after a long time a MacBook will run without a Intel processor.