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    Apple A16 SoC

    The Commercial Times has a rumor (Google Translate) of two different "A16" processors next year. Since this rumor doesn't mention any of the rumored and/or speculated multi-die configurations, I think it's dealing with individual chips rather than configurations (cut-down, multi-die, etc.), and...
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    Apple M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max SoCs

    A rumor (Google Translate) from the Commercial Times provides information on the next two generations of Apple SoCs. SoC M2 M2 Pro M2 Max Codename Staten Rhodes Rhodes Process 4 nm 4 nm 4 nm Release date 2022 H2 2023 H1...
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    Apple is an existential threat to the PC

    Some people, including Andrei Frumusanu, have speculated that the bottom portion of the M1 Max image has been edited to hide components for a multi-die interconnect. Mark Gurman previously mentioned four codenames in the "Jade" series of SoCs: Jade C-Chop, 8 + 2 + 16 Jade C-Die, 8 + 2 + 32...
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    Apple A15 SoC

    Apple has announced the A15 SoC, which is present in the new iPhone 13 lineup and the redesigned iPad mini. Apple compared the A15 in the 6th generation iPad mini to the A12 in the previous generation iPad mini: If that 40% sounds familiar, it might be because Apple gave the same number...
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    Apple is an existential threat to the PC

    From Mark Gurman (Bloomberg): "Apple Readies MacBook Pro, MacBook Air Revamps." Regarding the Jade 2C-Die and the Jade 4C-Die, the codenames and core counts are consistent with multiples of 8 + 2 + 32 (especially the little CPU cores), which leads me to speculate that these CPUs may be...
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    Apple A14 and A14X SoCs

    Buried inside Bloomberg's rumor about ARM Mac chips is a tidbit about an upcoming iPad Pro: I think a lot of people assume that the chip in the next iPad Pro, which has universally been given the placeholder of "A14X," is either the same chip as the M1 or has an extremely similar configuration.
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    Apple is an existential threat to the PC

    Bloomberg has a new rumor with numerous details on ARM Mac chips across the Mac line. An upcoming Mac Pro that is around half the size of the current Mac Pro was rumored by Bloomberg last month. This rumored half-size Mac Pro may or may not replace the existing Mac Pro. I expected an ARM Mac...
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    Apple is an existential threat to the PC

    During Apple's Mac Pro apology in April 2017, they gave a wide range for the Mac Pro.
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    Apple A14 and A14X SoCs

    Mark Gurman is guessing that the ARM Macs will have fewer upgrade options. I wonder if Apple could have different RAM types and speeds for the same SoC. For example, a 13" MacBook Pro with the following options at time of order: 8 GB LPDDR4X-4266 16 GB LPDDR4X-4266 32 GB LPDDR5-5500 Then...
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    Apple is an existential threat to the PC

    Apple has announced a Special Event for Tuesday, November 10, 2020, which is universally speculated to introduce the first ARM Macs (not counting the devkit). It seems like we could see an ARM 13" MacBook Pro and an ARM 13" MacBook Air, given a rumor from Ming-Chi Kuo from the middle of this...
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    Apple is an existential threat to the PC

    Ming-Chi Kuo expects four different ARM Apple laptops late this year and next year. So the entire Apple laptop lineup could move to ARM within about 5 quarters from the announcement at WWDC 2020.
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    Nvidia Ampere Discussion [2020-05-14]

    I haven't been following NVIDIA stuff closely, but could NVIDIA pull an Apple A9 and dual-source gaming GPUs (for example a "GA106") between TSMC 7 nm and Samsung 8 nm LPP?
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    Apple is an existential threat to the PC

    That's a good point; I hadn't thought of that.
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    Apple is an existential threat to the PC

    Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the first two ARM Macs will be a 13.3" MacBook Pro and a 24" iMac (sources: MacRumors and 9to5Mac). The first Intel Macs in early 2006 were the 15" MacBook Pro and 17" and 20" iMacs, so the ARM transition would resemble the Intel transition in this way. Judging by the...
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    Apple is an existential threat to the PC

    Apple has announced that the WWDC 2020 keynote will take place on June 22 at 10 AM PDT.
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