Apple’s announcement event “Power Fully Open” is approaching more than 10 hours, and it is expected that the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro will be announced there. Under such circumstances, rumors have been reported that the names of the processors installed in these may be “M1 Pro” and “M1 Max”.
According to the prediction so far, the processor used in the new MacBook Pro is called “M1X”, the CPU is 8 high-performance cores + 2 high-efficiency cores for a total of 10 cores, while the GPU core is 16 cores or 32 cores 2 It was reported that there are different types. Although the M1 chip, which was the first Apple silicon, had two types of GPU cores, eight and seven, it was expected that the same name would be followed.
However, according to the latest issue of the newsletter “Power On” by Bloomberg’s famous reporter Mark Gurman, he got information on the chip names “M1 Pro” and “M1 Max”. Although this name appears in the app’s logs, it provokes that it may not end up with a name that could cause such confusion.
So far, Apple has added “X” and “Z” to the enhanced version of the base chip. For example, in the iPad Pro (2018), the chip based on the A12 chip of the iPhone XS generation is called “A12X”, and in the iPad Pro (2020), the one with one additional A12X GPU core enabled is called “A12Z”. I’m naming it.
Various rumors about the new MacBook Pro are flying in the face of the “Full Power” event. Especially noticeable is the observation that “there is a notch on the screen”, and the leaker who saw the package following the SNS information that it is the same size as the iPhone 12 (disseminates influential information related to the unreleased product of interest) There is also a testimony from (the person who does) that “I used a wallpaper that hides the notch (in the image printed on the box).” In addition to the discovery of Apple’s notch-related patents, notched images have also been delivered from Chinese SNS, strengthening the almost certain impression.
It is highly likely that the 3rd generation AirPods will be announced at the event tonight (from 2:00 am on the 19th), and it is pointed out that a high-end Mac mini (there was a rumor that it has the same processor as the new MacBook Pro) may appear. There is also. The Japanese version of Engadget will provide real-time breaking news of new products announced at this event.