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If Apple announces new Macs, here's what you can expect

By Kenny Yeo - on 7 Jun 2021, 9:27am

If Apple announces new Macs, here's what you can expect

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There's a very good chance Apple will announce new Macs early tomorrow morning at WWDC 2021.

Though WWDC isn't usually an event where Apple announces new hardware, they did unveil the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR at WWDC 2019, which, incidentally, was the last physical in-person WWDC.

Apple is rumoured to announce new redesigned MacBook Pros with features that professionals have been clamouring for, like an SD card reader and better connectivity. There's also talk of the return of the MagSafe charging port.

Word on the street also is that there will be two models – 14-inch and another 16-inch – and that they will be powered by an all-new Apple Silicon processor dubbed either the M2 or M1X.

It's widely believed that this new processor will have a 10 CPU core configuration consisting of 8 high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores. They will also come with either 16 or 32 graphics cores.

To refresh your memory, the M1 has 8 CPU cores that made up of 4 high-performance cores and 4 energy-efficienct cores. It's available with 7 or 8 GPU cores. Clearly, if true, this new processor should offer a significant step-up in performance.

Additionally, rumours say these new MacBook Pros could accommodate up to a maximum of 64GB of memory – a big jump over the current 16GB maximum offered by M1 Macs.

Finally, many believe Apple will finally ditch the ineffective Touch Bar in favour of actual physical keys. Hooray!

Source: The Verge, AppleInsider

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