KEY POINTS

  • The tech giant plans to release devices with improved iteration of M1 silicon chips
  • The upcoming MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will feature nine to ten graphic cores
  • The chips will have the same amount of performance and high level of efficiency

Apple is reportedly planning to release a whole slate of new MacBooks with faster chips this summer.

The devices will outperform the current Apple M1 silicon chip’s capabilities, Bloomberg reported. Among the planned releases are the redesigned MacBook Pro, followed by the revamped MacBook Air, low-end MacBook Pro and all new Mac Pro workstations, respectively,

These devices will be powered by new processors designed in-house by the Cupertino-based tech giant. The move is part of Apple’s move to drop Intel Corp. chips and migrate its devices to its very own silicon chips, CNET reported. 

The revamped MacBook Air could come by the end of 2021. The high-end version device is said to feature an improved iteration of the Apple M1 silicon chip with the same amount of performance and a high level of efficiency.

Aside from the improved chip, the high-end MacBook Air could seemingly come in different colors as the recent iMac released with color variations, Jon Prosser, who is known to leak Apple news, said.

According to sources who requested not to be named, the high-end MacBook Air could feature nine to ten graphics cores. The current release uses seven to eight graphic configurations, MacRumors reported.

Sources added the MacBook Pro, which is expected to arrive in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes, will feature two new processors code-named Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die. They will be different from the current Apple M1 silicon chip and will feature ten graphic cores composed of eight high-performance and two energy-efficient cores.

Bloomberg added the upcoming MacBook Pro chips surpass the current M1 processor with its 64 gigabytes of memory. The Apple silicon chip has a maximum of 16-gigabyte space.

Apple also plans to make the upcoming MacBook Pro lineup conducive for more external device connection by adding more Thunderbolt ports to the two ports on the current M1 MacBook Pro.

The redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro will feature the magnetic MagSafe charger, redesigned chassis, and cater the return of the HDMI port and SD card slot.

Apple did not release any reaction or comment on the matter yet.

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