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12-inch MacBook with Apple Silicon rumoured to launch by end of the year

By Cookie Monster - on 1 Sep 2020, 12:00am

12-inch MacBook with Apple Silicon rumoured to launch by end of the year

Apple is rumoured to be launching a 12-inch MacBook powered by Apple Silicon by end of this year. 

The China Times claims that the 12-inch MacBook will be powered by the A14X chipset (codenamed Tonga) and it will support USB Type-C interface. The notebook is said to be super lightweight at less than 1kg. With the A14X chipset, the 12-inch MacBook is expected to have a battery life of 15 to 20 hours.

Apple confirmed its decision to shift from Intel processors to its own processors at WWDC 2020. According to Bloomberg, Apple is developing three ARM processors for the Mac lineup with the first chipset likely to be much faster than the iPhone processor. It is believed to have 8 high-performance cores and at least four energy-efficient cores.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts a new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro to ship in Q4 2020. An Apple Silicon-powered MacBook Air is slate for launch in Q1 or Q2 2021 with redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch Macbook Pros coming as well.

Source: The China Times via MacRumours