Tech-giant Apple is making big plans for its popular MacBook laptop in the coming years. A long-term goal for the company has been to create their own processors which may be finally coming to fruition.
Since 2006, the company has been using Intel Corp to create their processors but in 2021, there are plans to roll out a new generation MacBook with its on processors. The processor is based on the A14 chip that’s inside of the next generation iPhone that is also to be released next year. According to reports from Bloomberg, Apple is actually working on three distinctive processors authentic to the brand under the name Kalamata with the goal to control all physical technological components to unify the complete program of all Apple products.
Mark Gurman, Debby Wu and Ian King at Bloomberg reported earlier:
Apple is preparing to release at least one Mac with its own chip next year. But the initiative to develop multiple chips, codenamed Kalamata, suggests the company will transition more of its Mac lineup away from current supplier Intel Corp.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Apple’s partner for iPhone and iPad processors, will build the new Mac chips, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private product plans. The components will be based on a 5-nanometer production technique, the same size Apple will use in the next iPhones and iPad Pros, one of the people said. An Apple spokesman declined to comment, as did Intel and TSMC.
The new technology will be featured in the new series of MacBooks, although they won’t have the performance level of the Intel servers, they’ll still come equipped with the macOS processing systems. The initial processor hopes to have eight high-performance cores with the overall goal to create 12 cores in the future.