Apple will soon be launching its new MacBook Pro models which will be powered by the new silicon which the Cupertino giant is currently developing. Recently we have heard a lot of leaks and new rumors about the upcoming MacBook Pro models.
But a recent tipster has suggested that the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro will sport the same 5nm M1 chip as the current-generation models. so we can conclude that there won’t be M1X present in the 16-inch MacBook Pro model.
According to a tweet by DuanRui, there might be no performance difference between the 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro and current-generation M1 Macs since they both might be using the same silicon. The M1X has been listed as a powerful 12-core part before, but according to the tipster, the upcoming MacBook Pro will have an 8-core Apple Silicon.
Earlier we also saw the reports that the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 14.1-inch MacBook Pro will feature redesigns inspired by the iPhone 12’s flat edges. but according to DuanRui, the 16-inch machine will have a ‘narrower’ screen frame.
The recently reported desktop-class 5nm A14T chip as well as the M2 will most likely be reserved for the Apple Silicon iMac, not the 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro. Despite having sufficient cooling space to include a powerful chip, the 16-inch MacBook Pro will still be excluded from having its performance upgraded by the new Silicon.
Apple’s M1 is a powerful chip, which managed to impress almost everyone. But the chip is for ultra-portable Macs, and since the 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro does not fit that description, it deserves more powerful silicon. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, we should expect the new MacBook Pro models in the second half of this year, so there is not a whole lot of waiting remaining. Hopefully, Apple might reconsider its decision and provide the 16-inch MacBook Pro with its M1X silicon.