Apple’s Upcoming MacBook Pro Chips Could Be Announced as M1 Pro and M1 Max

Apple’s new Macbook Pro models will be powered by the next generation of Apple Silicon, featuring up to 10 CPU cores, with eight high-performance and two energy-efficient cores.

Apple is expected to include two variations of its upcoming chip comprising 16 and 32 GPU cores. Apple’s new Macbook Pro models are rumored to feature MagSafe charging, a speedier Apple Silicon processor, and many more.

Mark Gurman posted a tweet on social media stating, “Another path Apple could choose to take: M1 Pro for the 16 core GPU, and M1 Max for the 32 core GPU. Both chips with the same 10-core CPU. Leverages the popular “M1″ name.”

According to the tweet from Mark Gurman, a Mac developer informed him that in their app logs, the chip names “M1‌ Pro” and “M1‌ Max” have appeared and the same screen resolutions for the upcoming MacBook Pro models. At the same time, the names have appeared in app logs.

M1 Silicon Processor with Colorful Background

Mark Gurman also stated that Apple might not take that potentially confusing naming approach this time. According to an anonymous source, the resolutions are 3024×1964, and 3456×2234 have surfaced in-app analytics.

Apple is expected to launch numerous products at Monday’s “Unleashed” Apple Event. It is set to feature changes to the MacBook Pro lineup comprising a 14-inch MacBook Pro alongside an updated 16-inch MacBook Pro.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is rumored to be moving over to Apple Silicon, while the 14-inch MacBook Pro will provide more screen space than the 13-inch model while also offering the Apple-designed chip.

According to speculations, the chip inside the devices will feature 10 CPU cores of eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores to save power.

In addition to that, the new chip’s GPU will feature either 16 cores or 32 cores. It’s still unclear whether the company will go with “M1X” or “the M1Z,” which leaves another possibility that the devices might be names “M1 Pro” and “M1 Max”. According to reports, the new Macbook Pro models will feature the “end of the touch bar.”

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