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As promised we are back with some more updates on rumors regarding the potential launch of 13-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air. Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ event is just a couple of hours away. So, we might take the upcoming leaks with a pinch of salt.
Having said this, one tipster suggested that our expectations of having a MacBook Pro keeping true to its generation of being expensive and sporting powerful internals is indeed true. He claimed that the new machines will likely sport a 12-core chip named the ‘A14Z.’
More Information Speaks About the Lower Price Tag on the 13-Inch MacBook Pro Compared to Apple’s Intel-Powered Machines
Now we know that 12-core chip powering an Apple Silicon Mac has been mentioned. But without any name to label it with. The leaker, 000leaker, has given it one; it is ‘A14Z’ with 8-core chip gracing the lesser powerful 13-inch MacBook Air. Speaking of the 8-core chip, the previous rumors stated that it is almost-identical to the upcoming A14X Bionic.
This also brings us to the fact that the previously leaked benchmark results of the A14X Bionic showed that the custom silicon is an 8-core part and it seamlessly beats the most powerful 16-inch MacBook Pro. However, we cannot ignore the fact that 16-inch Mac Pro is still a one of the reigning machines in the laptop realm of Apple to date.
Taking everything above into account; the 13-inch MacBook Pro armed with 12-core A14Z Bionic can be expected to be an even more powerful machine and cheaper than its intel counterparts. However, the leaker is not certain about the Thunderbolt 3 support in 13-inch MacBook Pro; Apple although has promised that the support will arrive for future models.
Much to your relief, a prototype Apple Silicon Mac was tested out earlier and gave promising results in terms of performance. But it doesn’t stop here, Apple has much more in store for us. According to the incoming reports, Apple is said to be developing A14T chip for its iMac. Also, for its Mac Pro that is said to be half the size of the current one.