2022 is expected to be the year of Apple Silicon as they had launched their M1 chip over 1 and a half years ago. It is estimated that by 2023, there might be no Intel models in the Mac lineup for Apple.
Mark Gurman stated that Apple was preparing to “shift into high gear” with their Apple Silicon transition. They had at least two new M-series chips on the deck and new Macs that packed into the M1 Pro/Max chips which had debuted in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros last fall.
Gurman added that it won’t be a surprise if the M2 chip launched soon and added confirmation that there are going to be more of these “super-powered versions of the M1 Max”.
This might sound like an alignment with rumors of the 12-core M1 Max chip which was destined for the iMac Pro, as suggested by Gurman. He added that the chip was actually intended for Apple’s flagship powerhouse, which will make the jump to Apple Silicon this year.
The Apple Silicon Transition Can Be Observed To Grow Rapidly
In December, Vadim Yuryev of Max Tech discovered that the M1 Max was designed to be combined with up to three other M1 Max chips, creating an ultra-powerful combo chip that would double, or even quadruple, the available cores.
In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman describes the Mac Pro chips: “The Mac Pro chips will come in two main flavors: one that doubles the M1 Max’s capabilities and one that quadruples it. Look for 20 CPU cores and 64 graphics cores on the first chip, and 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores on the second.”