Asian media are featured in Apple rumors again in the week that marks the end of the holidays. According to the China Times, and reflected by MacRumors, Apple plans to launch a new MacBook that breaks all the weight patterns of laptops: it would weigh less than 1 kg, it would have a 12-inch screen and it would have the A14X chip.
Said MacBook will be launched, according to the source, before the end of this year. It would be one of the first Apple Silicon chip Macs to hit the market, and one of its key factors would be an autonomy of 15 to 20 hours thanks to the energy efficiency of the chip. It would have a single USB port.
An iMac with its own special GPU in 2021
Another computer from which data was obtained is the iMac with Apple Silicon chip: A version of this desktop with a GPU entirely created by Apple would arrive in the second half of 2021. This CPU is internally identified as the project Lifuka, and would be based on the 5nm architecture provided by TSMC.
It’s unclear if this iMac model will be the first to be featured with an Apple Silicon chip, but if it does, we’d be talking about a wait of at least a year. Another possibility is that before that, Apple is launching a more basic iMac model and without this GPU more geared towards the general and amateur user than towards professionals.
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I was thinking about it a few weeks ago: we have an iMac 21.5 which hardly received any news in the last update, indicating that it could be the first to be replaced in the age of ‘Apple Silicon. Maybe this iMac will launch earlier with decent graphics power and then next year give way to a big screen iMac and that GPU? Lifuka with much more power? At the moment, we can only evaluate it as a hypothesis.