A report claims Apple to launch a redesigned 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 24-inch iMac with its Apple Silicon chip before the end of this year. A new report now claims that the first Apple Silicon Mac from Apple is going to be a new 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display.
The machine will be powered by Apple’s own A14X chip which is codenamed “Tonga.” Since the A14X will be based on TSMC’s 5nm node, it will be more power-efficient than Intel CPUs. Thanks to this, Apple will adopt a fanless design for the 12-inch MacBook and ensure that it weighs less than 1KG. Additionally, the superior power efficiency will allow this upcoming new MacBook to offer up to 15-20 hours of battery life. The report from China Times also claims that Apple will be using the A14X chip inside its next-generation iPad Pro tablets.
The report also sheds light on Apple’s custom GPU that will replace AMD offerings inside future Macs whose development is “progressing smoothly.” The GPU will use tile-based deferred rendering technology that will allow developers to write more powerful professional apps and games. It will also offer superior per-watt and higher computing performance. New iMacs from Apple that will launch next year are expected to make use of this custom new GPU.