Apple is expected to announce the first ARM-based Macs on November 17th. Meanwhile, rumors about the launch of specific models continue to emerge. Most recently pointed out that iMac with processor Apple Silicon A14T will be launched in the first half of 2021.
That’s what the newspaper pointed out Chinese Times. The car further reinforces that, in addition to the processor with ARM technology, the new iMac will have an Apple GPU. Graphics chip, code-named Lifuka, there must be a 5-nanometer manufacturing process from TSMC. Its graphics capacity is still unknown.
The processor is also notable. The first member of the Apple Silicon family was the A14X (codename Tonga), a chip also based on TSMC’s 5-nanometer technology. It has already been produced. In principle, though, this is the model aimed at the MacBook.
Under the code name Jade MountainApple A14T will be a version of the new desktop processor, if the rumors are true. This explains the impending launch with the iMac.
Once again, 5-nanometer technology is here. There is currently no information on the difference between A14T and A14X, but it is likely that later on there will be specifications that optimize power consumption to save battery power.
These are just the first steps. The rumors also suggest that Apple is working on its next generation of chips, the A15 series. It is expected to be launched alongside the iPhone 13, but it will also be the basis for the Mac to be announced in late 2021 or early 2022.
With information: MacRumors.