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New Chipset Rumored to Feature on Macbook Air

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Recently, there has been some confusion about the next custom chip in Apple’s Mac product line, and there are rumors that M1’s successor will be called M1X or M2. Fortunately, some insiders said that Apple is developing two of them, and it is expected that the M2 will appear in the upcoming 2022 MacBook Air. According to Dylan of Twitter username @dylandkt, Apple’s MacBook Pro and Mac mini will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2021. According to him, the chipset powering these machines will be M1X. According to the previous specifications, the M1X will have 10 cores, of which 8 will focus on performance, and the remaining 2 will focus on energy efficiency. As for the M2, it was previously reported that it will be an improved version of the M1. This information indicates that the chipset will have eight processor cores, of which there may be nine or ten graphics cores, while the M1 MacBook Air will have seven or eight. 

However, previous reports mentioned that the processor core will run faster on the new chipset, which means that Apple can allow the performance score on the M2 to run at a higher frequency, but all information is currently not available. It mentioned that MacBook Air 2022 is expected to be released in the first half of next year, and it is expected to have different colors. The new version may also use a lighter case, a MagSafe charging port, and a pair of USB 4 ports. With the updated MacBook Pro models equipped with mini-LED displays, Apple can use advanced display technology on the 2022 MacBook. 

The same is true for air, but there is no confirmation at this stage. In addition to the redesign, Apple is expected to bring back several ports for the 2021 MacBook Pro, which the company deleted when the 2016 MacBook Pro series was launched. The restoration of the old port may appease Apple’s old customer base, who may feel like they were stabbed when they were forced to buy accessories such as dongle just to use the USB-C port on the current model. The following are the ports we hope to return in return for providing a more general laptop bag.

In addition to the redesign, Apple is expected to bring back several ports for the 2021 MacBook Pro, which the company deleted when the 2016 MacBook Pro series was launched. The restoration of the old port may appease Apple’s old customer base. They may feel like they have been stabbed when they are forced to buy accessories such as dongles just to use the USB-C port on the current model. The following are the ports we hope to return, in return, to provide a more versatile laptop bag. MagSafe is considered a symbol of the portable Mac and was eliminated in 2016. Apple replaced it with USB-C. 

Since the M1 iMac is also equipped with a magnetic cable that Apple unexpectedly did not call MagSafe, we increasingly believe that the 2021 Mac Pro models will also be equipped with similar connectors. Previously, Guo Mingchi predicted that Apple will restore MagSafe on two upcoming MacBook Pro models, so this should be an exciting few months. 

Another port that Apple removed that might irritate creative professionals was the removal of SD card readers. Without it, users have to rely on a USB-C dongle, which usually combines a USB-A port, multiple display ports, an RJ45 connector, and of course, an SD card slot. Professional cameras use SD cards to store data, and removing the card reader makes it difficult for editors and other professionals accustomed to carrying interchangeable media. The HDMI standard is not expected to be discontinued for a long time.

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