The Cupertino giant’s in-house silicon, the M1 chip is reportedly getting an upgrade just in time for the WWDC 2021. Yes, the Apple M2 chip (the tentative name for now) has already allegedly entered mass production as per a report from Nikkei Asia through its sources. TSMC, the chipset manufacturer for Apple began the production of the next-generation Mac processor this month.
The new silicon will be featured in 2021 MacBook Pro models that are expected to come out in the second half of this year, with shipments of the chipset beginning in July. Also, the new M2 chip is purported to be used beyond the MacBook and iMac lineup, expanding its reach to other Apple products as well.
The M2, much like the M1 is likely manufactured using the 5nm process and will naturally integrate the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, and other vital components in single silicon, unlike traditional computer processors.
At last year’s One more thing event, Apple surpassed and shocked the entire PC industry (specifically Intel to be precise!) with the introduction of the M1 chip to its Mac lineup. The M1 is the first computer chip built on the 5nm process and brings unmatched performance and power efficiency.
Although initially brought to the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. Apple at the April 20 Event last week, launched the new iMac with the M1 chip onboard. And yes, the 2021 iPad Pro line too was given the delicious M1 taste at the same event.
It isn’t even a year, we are already hearing reports of an M1 successor now, which to be honest proves that Apple actually is way ahead of the industry in terms of product planning, marketing, and actual performance.