Upcoming Mac Pro Could be Powered by Apple Silicon

Apple is all set to reveal its new ARM-based Macs in the “One More Thing” event scheduled on November 10. This tells that Apple is planning to abandon Intel chips in favor of its own, but a new report suggests that Apple is stepping up its game by developing an ARM-based work station that will be half the size of its predecessor.

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The 13-inch MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro are most likely the first ARM-based Macs and Apple might be working on a new Apple Silicon-based Mac Pro. The report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggests that Apple’s engineers are working on a new Mac Pro that will feature a compact form factor, but it’s not clear whether it will replace the existing one or will be sold along with the current Mac Pro.

Apple might be working on a new GPU along with the rumored 5nm A14T desktop-class chip for iMAC. It will feature its own custom graphics processor codenamed “Lifuka”. If Apple is looking to release an ARM-based smaller Mac Pro, we will see a new GPU for it too.

The small enclosure provides enhanced portability, and the Apple Silicon is power efficient; hence they don’t require a proper cooling system to maintain their performance. The report didn’t mention anything regarding the prices, so that means that customers who were planning to purchase the product will have to wait until more information is available.

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We can expect the Apple Mac Pro to launch in 2021 considering that Apple’s development of new hardware is going as per their plan.

Via Bloomberg