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Apple plans to launch new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with an improved iteration of the M1 chip as early as this summer, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The new chip is said to include a 10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, with 16-core or 32-core GPU options.

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Gurman said the next-generation Apple silicon chip will also support up to 64GB of memory compared to the current maximum of 16GB. This would be in line with the current Intel-based 16-inch MacBook Pro, which is available with up to 64GB of RAM. The new chip is also said to support additional Thunderbolt ports for expanded connectivity.

As mentioned in his previous reporting, Gurman said the new MacBook Pro models will feature a redesigned chassis with the return of more ports, including an HDMI port, SD card slot, and a MagSafe magnetic charging cable.

Gurman said Apple is also working on a revamped MacBook Air for as early as the end of the year, in addition to an all-new Mac Pro, a higher-end Mac mini with four Thunderbolt ports, and a replacement for the Intel-based 27-inch iMac.

Article Link: Redesigned MacBook Pro Models With 10-Core Apple Silicon Chip Said to Launch as Early as This Summer
 
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Spock

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I wish Apple would bring the larger screen size to the consumer product line. I would love to have a 16 inch MacBook Air equivalent, I’m not really a pro so I don’t need 10 cores and all that but a bigger screen at less than $1500 would be nice.
 
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SAIRUS

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Some people run mock servers, or heck need to just spin up local environments for things...or even just want to do some heavy duty sound authoring. Just the tip of the ice berg, but really excited if we can throw 64gb into these machines (my pocket book initially isn't).

Slightly off topic: I'd love to see some playfulness return to Apple with the volume control being able to turn up to 11. Just something for the Pro models. Really want it to almost tap into my spine :).
 
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LarrySW

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Different rumors every hour. First the 'books are delayed until early next year.
Then they will be out before year's end but severely limited.
Now they could arrive in summer.

It's save to say - we just don't know. ;)
That and possibly something to gather from all the rumors and form our own conclusions. Supplies may be limited.
 
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TomaxXamot

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Different rumors every hour. First the 'books are delayed until early next year.
Then they will be out before year's end but severely limited.
Now they could arrive in summer.

It's save to say - we just don't know. ;)
Macrumors has been an emotional roller coaster for me this morning. Hope this summer launch happens.
 
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I wonder if they mean 10 real cores? The "8 cores" of the M1 is misleading because it's really 4 high power, 4 low power.

Either way I'm in desperate need of a laptop. I'd love to see an mini-LED screen and wi-fi 6e (6ghz), but so long as new models come out with apple silicon I think I'm buying this year.

Also curious - do people think Apple is going to offer mini-LED screens on models as an upsell option, or standard across the line? Because I'd probably only pay $100-$200 more for something like that, but if it's something like a +$400 option I wouldn't bother. Screens on even intel macbooks today are excellent.

Ideal for me would be 16", 8 high performance cores, 32gb ram, 2tb drive, mini-LED. Given pricing though I almost certainly am going to stick with a 1tb SSD and maybe 16gb of ram.
 
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I wonder if they mean 10 real cores? The "8 cores" of the M1 is misleading because it's really 4 high power, 4 low power.

Either way I'm in desperate need of a laptop. I'd love to see an OLED screen and wi-fi 6e (6ghz), but so long as new models come out with apple silicon I think I'm buying this year.

Also curious - do people think Apple is going to offer OLED screens on models as an upsell option, or standard across the line? Because I'd probably only pay $100-$200 more for something like that, but if it's something like a +$400 option I wouldn't bother. Screens on even intel macbooks today are excellent.
The rumor is only two efficiency cores this time.
 
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