The 12-inch MacBook will be the first Apple computer to feature Apple's Silicon chipset. Here's what's different
The new MacBook 12 could be the first laptop equipped with the Apple Silicon processor Apple. New rumors seem to confirm this hypothesis, although other rumors indicated the 13-inch MacBook Pro as a candidate for the first "processor" Apple A14X, the same as in the next-generation iPad Pro.
According to leaker Ming Chi Kuo, reliable when it comes to Apple products, the new laptop of the "apple" could arrive by the end of 2020. The Cupertino company had announced some time ago its intention to abandon Intel to develop an internal processor for its products. The new processor will not only be powerful, but also compact, offering two advantages. The first concerns the aspect of weight, making it an ultra-light PC the second instead the aspect of battery life, with the autonomy increasing and guaranteeing over a day's work or almost two.
MacBook 12, the first with an Apple Silicon processor
The Apple Silicon processor has been developed in three variants for Macs and the one supplied to the Macbook 12, according to Chi Kuo, will be the Apple A14 X, indicated by the codename Tonga. The peculiarity of this processor is the ARM architecture customized by Apple, to which a 5-nanometer manufacturing process has been combined, already used for the chipset of the new series of iPhone 12. A combination that guarantees excellent performance, low consumption and also a reduction in the overall weight of the laptop. The new Mac will be ultra lightweight and easy to carry, but above all will have an autonomy between 15 and 20 hours in use.
According to rumors, the MacBook 12 will be the first equipped with this new Apple Silicon processor, but there are those who argue that instead the first Apple laptops to get the chipset could be the MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro 13-inch. We will therefore have to wait until the end of 2020 to know the characteristics of the new Apple laptops in detail, if not even the first half of 2021.