Apple plans to launch the redesigned MacBook Pros in 14-inch (code name J314) and 16-inch screen (J316) sizes. They’ll have a redesigned chassis, magnetic MagSafe charger and more ports for connecting external drives and devices. Apple is also bringing back the HDMI port and SD card slot, which it nixed in previous versions, sparking criticism from photographers and the like.
According to the report, Apple is planning two different chips for the new MacBook Pro. One is codenamed Jade C-Chop and the other Jade C-Die. Both will have 8 high-performance cores and 2 energy-efficient cores, but they'll be offered in either 16 or 32 graphics core variations. The current M1 processor has 4 high-performance cores, 4 energy-efficient cores, and 8 graphics cores.
The new chips will purportedly be available in configurations of up to 64GB of RAM versus a maximum of 16GB on the M1. They'll also get improvements to the Neural Engine and allow for more Thunderbolt ports than the current M1 MacBook Pro.
A revamped MacBook Air could follow the new MacBook Pro, releasing as early as the end of the year. The laptop will allegedly use a chip, codenamed Staten, that includes the same number of computing cores as the M1 but run faster. Graphics cores will increase from 7-8 to 9-10. The low-end 13-inch MacBook Pro is said to get the same chip.
Recent rumors have suggested major changes to the design of the MacBook Air including multiple colors, white bezels, no taper, and more.
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