The primary iMac powered by Apple Silicon is ready to reach within the first half of subsequent yr and can characteristic a desktop class “A14T” chip, based on Chinese language-language newspaper The China Times.
Codenamed “Mt. Jade,” Apple’s first custom-made desktop processor can be twinned with its first self-developed GPU, codenamed “Lifuka,” each of that are being produced utilizing TSMC’s 5-nanometer course of, claims the report.
Along with the primary Apple Silicon processor A14X for the MacBook, which is already in quantity manufacturing utilizing TSMC’s 5-nanometer expertise, based on Apple’s provide chain, Apple will launch its first self-developed GPU beneath the analysis and improvement code title Lifuka subsequent yr, and its first desktop processor A14T beneath the analysis and improvement code title Mt.Jade, each produced utilizing TSMC’s 5-nanometer course of.
At the moment’s story relies on the event timeline of Apple’s new A14 processors, which lately debuted within the iPhone 12 sequence and the brand new fourth-generation iPad Air, and builds on an identical report that arrived in September from the identical supply. It additionally brings ahead the previously claimed launch roadmap of the primary Apple Silicon iMac, and reiterates previous claims that Apple’s first Arm-based Mac can be a MacBook powered by an A14X processor, codenamed “Tonga,” which is already in mass manufacturing and can launch by the tip of 2020. That MacBook is claimed to revive the 12-inch kind consider a brand new super-lightweight design.
Apple announced at its WWDC developer convention in June that its Macs will transition from Intel x86-based CPUs to its self-designed Arm-based Apple Silicon processors over the subsequent two years. Bloomberg has mentioned that Apple is currently developing at the very least three Mac processors which might be based mostly on the 5-nanometer A14 chip.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the primary Mac fashions to undertake Arm-based chips can be a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and a 24-inch iMac with a redesigned kind issue, with Apple planning to launch the brand new fashions within the fourth quarter of 2020 or early in 2021 on the earliest. Previous to the launch of its Arm-based iMac, Apple is anticipated to refresh the present Intel iMac.
At the moment’s report additionally claims that Apple has already began engaged on an A15 sequence chip utilizing TSMC’s 5nm enhanced (N5P) course of. The A15 will characteristic in subsequent yr’s “iPhone 13,” and just like the A14 sequence, modified variations recognized as A15X and A15T will present the muse for the second technology of Apple Silicon MacBooks and iMacs, with chip manufacturing starting within the third quarter of 2021.
Apple has mentioned it can debut the primary Arm-based Mac by the tip of the yr, and a November occasion is rumored to happen on November 17.