Apple is planning to launch its next-generation redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with up to 10-core chips and 32-core graphics chips. These new Macs will bring back MagSafe charger, feature larger displays and thinner bezels, and also bring back HDMI port and SD card slot. These high-end portable machines will mark Apple’s biggest MacBook redesign since 2015.
14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will feature 10-core chip and 32-core graphics
These high-end MacBook Pro models will be part of Apple’s continued migration from Intel and AMD chips to its own custom Apple Silicon. The transition started from the M1 MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, all of which are considered entry-level models. Apple recently added the base model M1 Mac mini to this list.
To cater to its professional userbase, Apple will also be supporting up to 64 gigabytes of RAM in its new MacBook Pro models. The high-end systems will also feature a more powerful Neural engine for faster machine-learning tasks, and support more Thunderbolt ports.
The chips also include up to 64 gigabytes of memory versus a maximum of 16 on the M1. They’ll have an improved Neural Engine, which processes machine-learning tasks, and enable the addition of more Thunderbolt ports, which let users sync data and connect to external devices, than the two on the current M1 MacBook Pro.
These will be the first machines to get a more powerful version of Apple Silicon. For now, Apple has been using the M1 chip in all its new Macs but all eyes are on the M2 or M1X chip which should change what we have come to expect from workstation level performance.
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