Apple to Launch MacBook Pros w/ Custom Arm 12 Core CPUs Later this Year

Apple is planning to launch new MacBook Pros later this year featuring the higher-end variants of its custom Arm processors. Apart from the faster SoCs, you can expect upgraded displays and magnetic chargers from these new models. The company’s chipmaking team is planning to launch 12 core CPUs with 8 high-performance cores and 4 low-power cores, with a plan to launch 20 core CPUs in the future.

The new MacBook Pro will come in two screen sizes, a 14″ and a 16″ variant, both based on custom in-house silicon with up to 12 cores. The laptops will also feature improved display panels with higher brightness, wider contrast ratios, and color coverage.

One core change with the new MacBooks will be the re-introduction of magnetic chargers (MagSafe), instead of the now mainstream USB-C power connectors. The company will, however, still support USB-C ports for the time being.



Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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