After the success of Apple’s M1 chip, we can expect an even powerful chip from Apple as the latest report from Nikkei Asia claims that Apple’s custom next-generation M2 has entered mass production this month, and the shipment can start as early as July. Apple’s supplier, TSMC, is manufacturing the upcoming chip.
The next generation of Mac processors designed by Apple entered mass production this month, sources familiar with the matter told Nikkei Asia, bringing the U.S. tech giant one step closer to its goal of replacing Intel-designed central processing units with its own.
Shipments of the new chipset — tentatively known as the M2, after Apple’s current M1 processor — could begin as early as July for use in MacBooks that are scheduled to go on sale in the second half of this year, the people said.
In order to give you an idea of what we can expect from the upcoming M2, Apple’s M1 chip has a 8-core CPU that paired with 16-core Neural Engine, and unified memory architecture.The GPU has up to 8 cores and as per Apple, the chip provides 3.5x faster system performance, up to 6x faster graphics performance, and up to 15x faster machine learning and a 2x longer battery life compared to previous-generation Macs. The M1 Macs are indeed way better than the previous gen intel based Macs as per their scores.
Apple has even used the M1 chip in its redesigned 24-inch iMacs and a new iPad Pro lineup announced in a recent event. Back in 2020, Apple said that it will take 2 years to fully transition from Intel chipsets to Apple silicon.
Via Nikkei Asia