In 2020, Mac Apple started the transition to Apple silicone processors with a new 13-inch MacBook Pro and a new MacBook Air. However, this year, the brand expected to gain more traction, with the rumor mill suggesting the first iMac design. It includes 16-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro models and more. Apple agreed that it would take around a couple of years to transition the Mac lineup to Apple silicone chips. The three new Apple Silicone Macs available are MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and MacBook Pro. All these models will use an M1 chip, which is a custom-designed Mac’s Arm-based chip.
What is M1 Chip?
M1 is the first ‘System on a Chip’ for the Mac by Apple. It integrates several components such as GPU, CPU, Neural Engine, SSD Control, USB 4 support, and more. This chip is quite powerful to date. Moreover, it is the same as the A14 chip in the latest iPad Air and iPhone models. Built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), this uses a 5-nanometer process. It features four high-efficiency cores and 8-core CPU with high-performance cores, ensuring the best performance. With lots of amazing features, M1 Macs known for incredible battery life, grabs a lot of attention.
Not only this, M1 also has an 8-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. When compared to Intel Macs, the chip is the fastest chip by Apple offering single-core performance.
Apple Silicone iMac- Recent Update
Recently, according to a report by 9to5Mac, the 5th Big Sur 11.3 Beta landed contains iMac21, 1, and iMac21, 2 reference code identifiers. The report says that they are quite similar to the Apple silicone codenames earlier reported by Bloomberg. Besides this, in 2020, iMac refreshed its labels as iMac20, 1, iMac20, 2.
With the existence of identifiers, it does not necessarily mean that new iMacs are coming soon. More than a year ago, a new iMac form factor became a talk to the town. It brings a Pro XDR display-inspired redesign that eliminates the chin and shrinks the bezels. Moreover, it stands to reason that the Apple silicone-based Mac would be the new iMac. The new MacBooks predicted to come in the second half of the current year. Also, there are no rumors that Mac Pro would arrive until 2022.
Practically, it has been 10 years since iMac accepted the thing-edge design and other 8 earlier before settling on the final design. In a nutshell, the new iMac with Apple silicone can hit anytime this year.
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