After Apple announced that it is transitioning away from Intel processors in WWDC 2020, we all were anticipating Apple’s next Mac with the newly announced in-house Silicon processor.
We already know how great Apple is when it comes to software and hardware optimization. Now, according to a new report, we could see a new MacBook running the Silicon processor as early as the end of the year.
Lightest MacBook ever?
As you can see below, the report says that the new MacBook will weigh less than 1 kg (2.2 pounds). This means that this is going to be one of the lightest MacBooks ever created.
Here’s a quote from The China Times,
According to Apple’s supply chain, Apple is expected to launch a Macbook with a 12-inch Retina Display at the end of this year, using its self-developed and designed A14X processor, with the development code of Tonga, supporting a USB Type-C interface and weighing less than 1 kilogram, because of the low-power advantage of the Arm-based processor. The Macbook battery lasts 15 to 20 hours. The A14X processor will also be used in the new generation iPad Pro tablet.The China Times
Apple has announced that it will take a period of 2 years for the transition period. Until then, Macs powered by Intel processors will be supported just like they have always been.
Another report from Bloomberg says that Apple is working on at least 3 Mac processors that are based on the 5-nanometer A14 chip that will be used in the upcoming iPhone 12 models. This is based on 12 cores. Apple is also exploring A15 silicon processors that will have even more cores.