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Core East and West reported on October 18th that Apple's second launch this fall was less than 24 hours away. New evidence suggests that Apple may name the upcoming new self-developed Mac chips "M1 Pro" and "M1 Max".
The new MacBook Pro will be powered by the next generation of Apple's self-research chips, with up to 10 CPU cores, including eight high-performance and two energy-efficient cores. The two Mac chips are differentiated in GPU terms, with 16 and 32 GPU cores, respectively.
The number of these cores far exceeds the number of existing M1 chips. In contrast, the M1 chip features an 8-core CPU design with 4 high-performance and 4 energy-efficient cores, plus up to 8 core GPUs. The current M1 chip supports only up to 16G of RAM, while Apple has tested versions of the MacBook Pro, which are 32GB and 64GB.
Speculation has been rife about the name of the next-generation Mac chip, such as Apple's previous naming line, after speculation that it might be called the M1X, M1Z or M2.
But in his latest Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman cites a Mac developer who said the name of the new MacBook Pro chip has appeared in their application logs, with the names "M1 Pro" and "M1 Max."
We're not sure apples will use these two chip names in their actual marketing.
In addition to the new MacBook Pro and accompanying chips, Apple is likely to launch new products such as the high-end Mac mini and the third-generation AirPods, all of which will be revealed in the early hours of Tuesday morning.