Apple’s new M1X processor could debut with the 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2021

Apple M1X could be the name of the successor to the recently introduced M1 Apple Silicon and is likely to make its debut in 2021 alongside the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. The new chip would be announced via a press release claims an Apple leaker.

The Cupertino tech giant announced its octa-core M1 SoC earlier this month and unveiled three new devices: a 13-inch MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and the Mac Mini. The new processor brings enhanced performance, innovative technology, and incredible battery life which can not be matched by any laptop processing chip to Apple’s devices.

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Apple’s new M1X processor to debut in 2021 with the 16-inch MacBook Pro

According to multiple tweets by LeaksApplePro, the M1X could be the name of the successor to the M1 chip. It further quotes a source who used a prototype of the alleged chipset and said, “if you think M1 is fast, you haven’t seen M1X”.

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Although the official name of the processor has not been finalized, it is being referred to as ‘M1X’ for now. The M1X is expected to be a 12-core processor with eight performance cores and four power-efficiency cores driving all the power. The current Apple M1 chip has an octa-core CPU with four performance cores and four power-efficiency cores.

Moreover, some recent reports indicate that benchmark numbers from the MacBook Air powered by Apple’s M1 chipset seem to outperform the top-of-the-line 16-inch MacBook Pro. On GeekBench 5, single and multi-core scores for the M1 powered MacBook Air are 1687 and 7433 respectively. Moreover, the tech giant’s 16-inch MacBook Pro powered by the Intel Core i9-9989HK (8-core chip) and 64GB RAM scores 1097 and 7014.


The same account indicates that the tech giant is working on a 24-inch iMac with a redesigned Magic Mouse that is expected to launch in March 2021 at a price of $1,399. Furthermore, the tipper also claims that “Apple Glass is apparently coming in two colors. Hearing that they are being pushed back a little bit.”

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