Apple will use M1X for this year’s new MacBook Pro, M2 for next year’s new MacBook Air
Since Apple released the M1, people have higher expectations for Apple’s next self-developed chip, but with news from different channels, people also have doubts, because the names of the new chips may be different, generally called M1X or M2, and sometimes they are not even sure which product they are referring to.
Recently, Twitter user @dylandkt said that Apple is developing two differently positioned chips. M1X and M2 do not refer to the same chip but will be targeted at different Mac products. Apple is expected to release a new MacBook Pro and Mac mini in the fourth quarter of this year, and these products will be equipped with M1X. This chip will be equipped with 10 cores, of which 8 are high-performance cores responsible for high-performance computing, and the remaining 2 are efficiency cores focusing on low-power computing. The real improved version of M1 should be M2. The CPU part has 8 cores, and the GPU part has 9 or 10 cores. The frequency of the new chip will be higher than that of M1.
In comparison, perhaps more users will pay attention to the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that will be released this year, as well as the Mac mini, especially the former. In addition to the new self-developed chip and the use of mini-LED technology, it will also adopt a flat-edge design, be equipped with a MagSafe charger, and be equipped with more interfaces (including HDMI and SD card readers, etc.)In order to alleviate the possible supply problems of mini-LED displays, Apple also rarely invested $200 million to expand the surface mount technology (SMT) assembly capabilities of its partners to meet the demand for its miniLED backlight devices.