08 July. 2021 2:09:35 PM
The next MacBook Air is expected to be the first Apple laptop to use the next-gen M2 chip. It should be launched in 2022, according to avoid dialing. The MacBook Air is likely to feature the same color schemes as the iMac, while the new MacBook Pros starting later this year will use the M1X.
Dylan’s tweet reads: “I just wanted to share some details on when to expect the next-gen M2 (not the M1X which is only for Pro Mac devices). This processor is the next color MacBook (Air)”. It is set to release in the first half of 2022.”
Looks like it won’t work the same way as MacBook Air M1 processor as it will be under clock so it can use 18w power adapter. It may also be renamed A14X but it will still be the same processor. Not sure about the rebranding though.
— Dylan (@dylandkt) November 12, 2020
The M1X is expected to have a 10-core processor with 8 larger cores and 2 efficient cores as compared to the M1 with 4+4 configuration. The number of GPU cores in the current chip is 8. It can be doubled or even quadrupled.
The M1X will be supported by TSMC’s N5P process. A refined version of the 5nm node is used for the current M1. The chip may have a core architecture similar to the M1, namely the Firestorm and Icestorm cores. Whereas the Apple M2 will have fewer processor cores unlike the M1X.
Earlier, a report of Nikkei Asia suggested that the tech giant will order a 3nm chipset for the new iPad Pro model next year. This could refer to the M2 chip that will be shared with the MacBook Air, serving both devices with only passive cooling.
Rather than sharing chips among form factors, Apple is likely to diversify its line of chipsets with a dedicated phone, tablet, laptop and desktop. The iPhone chips will be diversified with a 4 nm process.
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