This year Apple will completely abandon Intel processors


This year Apple will completely abandon Intel processors

The year 2022 will be significant for Apple, especially compared to the bleak last year, writes Bloomberg.

Last year was a record profit, but the new products can not be called strong. The June WWDC cannot be compared in any way with the previous one, where they presented their own processors and an updated macOS. And now it's just iOS 15, watchOS 8 and macOS Monterey with minor changes. Probably the most successful product of the year was the updated MacBook Pro.

But in the coming year, "apple" promises to improve. To begin with, the company is completely switching to its own processors.

Maybe someone remembers Apple's 2006 presentation, where the first MacBook on Intel processors was presented.

And now the epoch is coming to an end. Most likely, the migration to Apple's own processors will be completed before the WWDC 2022 conference in June, Bloomberg writes.

Now Apple is preparing to release new models of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops, as well as Mac Pro, iMac and Mac mini desktops with faster M1 Pro and M1 Max processors.

In particular, the most powerful system-on-a-chip is being developed for the Mac Pro workstation, which accommodates 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores. Even among the top Intel and AMD processors, it is not so easy to find something comparable in performance.

It should be added that the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors still surprise experts who continue to run benchmarks in different operating modes and different tests. For example, see the latest results of testing energy-efficient E cores (Icestorm) in M1 Pro.

Among the interesting results: it turns out that the two E cores in the new M1 Pro outperform the four E cores of the old M1 in performance. In addition, macOS 12.1 works differently with four E cores of the original M1 and two of the new M1 Pro. For example, with a heavy load of low-priority requests, the clock frequency of the old E-cores remains the same, while the new ones double to 2000 MHz. And there are many such interesting moments.

Apple plans

According to the forecast and information from Bloomberg sources, Apple plans to release the following products in 2022:

  • the largest redesign of the MacBook Air in history;
  • updating the younger MacBook Pro model;
  • new iPad Pro with wireless charging;
  • a new external monitor at half the price of Pro Display XDR;
  • iPhone SE with 5G support;
  • iPhone 14 with a punch-hole display (with a hole for the camera), for the first time in Apple phones;
  • three new Apple Watches (including a rubberized version for extreme athletes);
  • iOS 16 (Sydney);
  • macOS 13 (Rome);
  • and the main novelty of the year is a virtual and augmented reality helmet codenamed N301, with a real-time OS rOS (Oak).

The release of the VR helmet from Apple may become a trigger for the entire market, which in its time was the release of the branded iPhone smartphone.

Michael Zippo
2022/01/04[email protected]
Sources: Bloomberg