Apple’s next-generation M2 processor went into mass production this month. After the M1 chip, the company’s processors, which it calls “M2”, take at least three months to manufacture. The company announced that it could begin shipping in early July to include this hardware in its next line of MacBooks.
According to today’s Nikkei Asia report, there have been significant developments regarding M2 processors. The US tech giant is one step closer to its goal of using self-developed chips instead of intel-designed chips. In 2020, Apple announced that it will take two years for the company to fully transition from Intel chipsets to self-made chipsets.
Apple held an event last week and unveiled new 24-inch iMacs and a new line of iPad Pros. In these two new products, Apple equipped them with a 5nm-based M1 processor on their Apple Mac.
Apple’s exclusive M1 chip, manufactured by Apple processor supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), is now available with the launch of the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro. The company achieved significant performance improvements and battery efficiency with the new processor based on Intel chips.
The M1 processor, 8-core CPU delivers up to 2.8x faster performance, making users smile. In addition, graphics provide 5x faster graphics performance. The 5 nm Apple M1 chip has the world’s fastest integrated graphics card with the 16-core Neural Engine, which supports Thunderbolt and USB 4 support and can handle 11 trillion transactions per second.
Offering up to 3x faster processor performance and up to 6x faster graphics interface performance than previous models, the new MacBook Pro adds new capabilities to users with macOS Big Sur. On the power side, the new M1 processor allows up to 20 hours of video playback on a single charge.