More details about the Apple-designed MacBook Pro ARM chip — 2022

Apple strives to demonstrate each year the advantages of being the ones behind the design and development of processors such as those of the 'A' range that the iPhone and iPad carry. In addition, for some years now, they have been in the process of transferring this dynamic to their range of computers using chips with ARM architecture that are very similar to those of their mobile devices. We have recently learned new information about what these components will be like.

A version of the A14 for the 2021 MacBook Pro

The engineering team behind the development of the new Apple chips is getting closer to fully defining the new technical structure of ARM processors. In fact, Ming-Chi Kuo already stated a few months ago that these could be ready for next year. He is now analyst Mark Gurman of Bloomberg , which confirms this information by providing new data about them.


According to Gurman's report, Apple is working on three processor designs all based on the A14 chip that the iPhone 12 will carry , which will be presented in September unless the current epidemic situation forces the company to delay it. These chips, although they will be developed by Apple, will end up being manufactured by TSMC.

As far as the technical characteristics of these chips are concerned, they are expected to be processors of 5 nm and that they include up to 12 cores of which 8 would be high performance. The remaining four cores would be focused on being more energy efficient speaking. It is also indicated that they will be MacBook Pro the possible equipment in which these processors are mounted, although we could not rule out that they are included in the iMac range or even in the highest range.

An important step for Apple

While the development work of the chip for Mac based on the A14 is finished, it is known that there is already a team dedicated to doing the same with the chips A15. It may seem crazy considering that there would still be a year to see the A14 in these teams, but it is a good strategy on the part of the Cupertino company to ensure that the deadlines are met.


Precisely the breach of deadlines by Intel It is what has ended up triggering the company to decide to manufacture its own processors. Those of Mountain View have been with numerous delays in orders for several years, which has meant that on certain occasions Apple has had to delay the launch of new equipment and has even had to do it with chips from previous generations, something that most users demanding have claimed on many occasions.

Despite the fact that the trend of computers is down in favor of smartphones and tablets, Apple is aware that they are still essential equipment for many users and professional sectors. That is why they intend to recover market share with their future equipment optimized to the maximum by chips exclusively dedicated to moving your system. We will have to wait to see to what extent they can match or exceed the current chips, but for now things look very good.