Will the real Apple Silicon 2020 Mac please stand up?
There’s a new Apple leaker in town and they seem to have picked up some support in some quarters, though as I always do, I warn against taking single source claims too seriously no matter how credible they seem.
The Apple Silicon MacBook claims
The account recently made the following claim concerning what will likely be the first Apple Silicon Mac to ship later this year.
As revealed in a Tweet, these may include
- 12-inch Retina Display
- A14X chip with up to 16GB RAM.
- 256GB or 512GB SSD as standard, with 1TB available.
- 15-20 hour battery life
- 720p FaceTime camera
- One USB-C port
- 4th-generation butterfly keyboard.
And all for around $799+ and weighing less than 1Kg.
12” Retina Display
15hr~20hr battery life
720p Facetime HD Camera
Single USB-C port
lighter than 1kg
4th gen Butterfly Keyboard
— Komiya (@komiya_kj) July 30, 2020
Might this be real?
We don’t know if these claims will prove true, but they aren’t impossible.
These systems really will deliver new performance gains, it seems. And these advantages will become even more extreme as the company adopts smaller 3nm chips.
The Macs will be much lighter than existing laptops and will realize that long-term Steve Jobs dream of being computers without fans.
All we do know for certain is what Apple CEO Tim Cook most recently confirmed:
“No less important for Apple’s innovation road map is our transition to Apple Silicon for the Mac,” he said. “This two-year effort will achieve both unprecedented performance for the Mac and a common architecture across all Apple products.”
“We can envision some products that we can achieve with Apple Silicon that we couldn’t achieve otherwise,” he also said.
I promised you Apple had a big year planned.