Apple will introduce M2 chips in the second half of this year
This Friday happens to be the last day of April, and it also happens to be the day when Apple opens its new 24-inch iMac for pre-sales. The iMac 2021 has also turned to the Apple Silicon generation under the new design. Apple will use a stronger M1X chip, but in fact, the 24-inch iMac is still only equipped with M1, but it has been enhanced in terms of heat dissipation so that the performance can be better released, but there is news that Apple will introduce M2 chip in the second half of this year.
According to Nikkei, Apple will release a new Mac equipped with an M2 chip at the WWDC21 Developers Conference in June and start selling in June or July. This batch of Macs will be Apple’s second-generation self-developed chips, but it is not clear which models will be used. Apple even switched to the M1 chip on the iPad Pro. So not only Mac, but other Apple products may also use this self-developed chip with outstanding performance.
The existing M1 is a highly integrated SoC. It uses Apple’s self-developed 8-core CPU based on the ARM architecture, with the same self-developed GPU, and NPU for AI computing, and integrates ISP, video hardware decoding, and adopts unified memory design, etc… At present, Apple has launched Mac computers equipped with self-developed chips. There are 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and 24-inch iMac with dual Thunderbolt interfaces.