Apple launched the M1 chip earlier this month and is available for Mac mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air . Despite being powerful, the M1 chip has only an 8-core CPU and still can’t beat high-end Intel chips with 10-28-core CPUs in multi-threaded situations. Recently, a new leaked source on Weibo revealed that Apple will launch M2 chips exclusively for Mac Pro and iMac.
Specifically, the new M2 chip that “Apple is defect” is developing is internally codenamed “Jade”. Besides, “Jade” will also be produced on 5nm process from TSMC as M1 and only for Mac Pro and iMac. Most likely, Apple will launch this M2 chip in the second half of 2021 but will not be equipped for the MacBook .
Currently there is no other details about this M2 chip, it is likely that the chip will be upgraded with more energy-saving cores. There may also be other enhancements that deliver better performance in multithreaded situations.
It is not clear whether “Apples Apples” will design the M2 chip with different core configurations. One thing, however, is certain that the M2 chip will have performance upgraded so that Apple can equip it on its upcoming Mac Pro and iMac 2021.
According to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a 24-inch Apple Silicon chip-equipped iMac is expected to be released in the first half of next year.
What do you expect about Apple’s new M2 chip?