M1 chip is a marvel but M1x is something more.

The era of Apple Silicon is in full swing, and Apple’s decision to bring its chip development and seems to be paying off in a big way.

You can read about the M1 chip here Apple M1 is really up to its claims.

According to Leaks Apple Pro, who has a good track record with this sort of thing,

the M1X will debut in a 16-inch MacBook Pro sometime next year. Considering the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the flagship MacBook right now,

it makes sense that Apple would use it to launch an ever better chipset.

Especially if it really is this much faster than the M1 chip in the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

According to the leaks the specs are

  • Apple M1x
  • – 12 cores
  • – 8 performance cores
  • – 4 high efficiency cores
  • – coming first of Macbook 16 ” unveiling as press release
  • According to the source “If you think M1 is fast this is it’s dad”
  • Name isn’t final though

And if the details about the number of cores are true, but this really is set out to be one hell of a chip.

Just for reference, the current M1 chip only has eight cores in total, with four high-performance and four efficient cores inside.

Eight performance cores are going to be a sight to see, assuming Apple can keep the requirements at manageable levels.

The only questions we have are whether the M1X name will stick, and when it might arrive.

After all, if it’s really got double the number of performance cores, Apple may want to pick a name that reflects the boost in power.

As for when it will be released, it could be any time between now early next year. Especially if there’s only going to be a press release, and no big launch event.

Other Leaks

Alongside the leak above is another rumor from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who, according to MacRumours,

has given the release date as the “second or third quarter of 2021”.

The models in question could include redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models and a redesigned 24-inch iMac,

plus a smaller version of the Mac Pro tower.

Since the 16-inch MacBook Pro got its last update in 2019, it makes sense that 2021 would be the year of change for the flagship model.