Apple’s next Mac chip is on the way; here’s how much better it could be

There are higher-performing Macs with Apple Silicon on the way, but how fast will they be?

Apple is in the midst of a two-year transition away from Intel and AMD chips to its own Apple Silicon. The low-end products are already covered by the first-generation M1 chip that's in the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and now the 24-inch iMac. These are all well-served by the M1 chip, which is basically an A14 on steroids. Just as the A12X was the A12 with double the high-performance CPU cores, GPU cores, and memory bus width, so too, is the M1 as compared to the A14. That's why Apple put it in the new iPad Pro.

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