Leak suggests that ARM MacBooks will come in eight, twelve, and sixteen-core configurations
Ever since Apple announced that future MacBooks would run its in-house silicon, Apple has been very tight-lipped about the matter. Some rumors speculate that Apple will unveil its first-ever ARM-based MacBook as early as Q4 2020, while others think that we may have to wait a tad longer. As far as the actual chips are concerned, we now have a small glimpse into what could be in store for us.
Twitter leaker Komiya says that Apple has two chips in store for us, and will feature eight and twelve cores, respectively. The actual core configurations are unknown at this time. Considering that the silicon is intended for notebooks, it will need to pack a bit more punch than its mobile and tablet counterparts; Hence, a 2+2+4 and 4+4+4 (ultra-high-performance, high-performance, efficiency) configuration is possible. Komiya also rounds things off by saying that Apple will launch a sixteen-core version next year.
The leak sits in line with Bloomberg's earlier report, which stated that one of Apple's upcoming chips would feature twelve cores. The report also says that it will come with eight performance and four efficiency cores. Renowned Apple analyst Ming Cho Kuo speculates that the silicon will debut alongside a 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. It shouldn't be long before we find out, as Apple has its grand iPhone 12 reveal scheduled for us on October 13.