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Apple’s future M-series chips may have up to 32-cores, improved graphics

Dec 17, 2020

Apple’s future M-series chips may have up to 32-cores, improved graphics

The rumor: Future versions of Apple’s wildly powerful M-series chips are coming throughout 2021, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate).


  • Apple is reportedly planning “the next two lines of Apple chips,” with speculation that they could be called M1X and M2
  • 8, 12 or 16 high-performance cores are planned for new MacBook Pro and iMac models, with up to 32-cores coming to the new “half-size” Mac Pro
  • In the graphics department, Apple is working on 16-core and 32-core options for future laptops and desktops
  • The next generation of ARM chips are said to be coming in Spring and Fall 2021, powering new versions of MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro

Our take: If Apple is able to scale the baseline M1 chip…the results are going to literally be off the charts. These redesigned Macs can’t come soon enough.