- Apple may have actually planned the launch of M1X MacBook Pro at the now-over WWDC.
- Apple has confirmed the next MacBook Pro uses the M1X processor.
- MacBook Pro with M1X processor will also feature a new industrial design.
Apple WWDC got wrapped up earlier this week. We saw the launch of iOS 15, macOS Monterey, and more software versions for Apple product lines, but there was one thing that did not come through. Ahead of WWDC, rumours were rife that Apple would launch a new MacBook Pro with a refreshed Arm processor that may be called M1X. And although Apple did not launch a new MacBook Pro, it seems like the company did have plans to at least announce the new laptop but held itself back for some reason.
Apple now goes live on YouTube, in addition to its own streaming platforms, to stream its WWDC. The live stream is now available as a video on YouTube, and tech content creator, Max Blazer tinkered around with the video, only to find out the words such as "M1X MacBook Pro" and "m1x" in the metadata. And while it may be a ploy to get a top place in the search results, Apple has indeed confirmed that its next MacBook Pro will have the M1X processor inside. Bloomberg and Jon Prosser both previously said the next Arm processor for Macs will be called M1X.
Now, it is not clear why Apple did not go ahead with the plans to launch the said M1X MacBook Pro at the WWDC. This was despite strong hints from industry insiders that this year's WWDC will see the launch of at least one piece of hardware. And that hardware will be the MacBook Pro with an M1X processor. A recent media report said that Apple may be facing problems with the production of the M1X chipset and that seems like a solid reason why Apple chose to hold off the launch. But this is just a guess because Apple has not said anything officially.
A Bloomberg report previously said that the MacBook Pro with M1X chipset will come in 14-inch and 16-inch variants, both of them having a set of distinct specifications. The biggest jump here is going to be in performance because, according to Bloomberg, the chipset will have eight high-performance cores and two power-efficiency cores. The M1X is likely to feature up to 32 GPU cores and support 64GB of RAM. This means a more powerful processor than the M1, and definitely a lot better one than Intel chipsets on MacBook Pros.
The M1X MacBook Pro is also expected to feature a Mini-LED display and mark the return of HDMI and SD card slots. The design of the new MacBook Pro is also going to look different, or rather better than what you see on existing ones. Rumours suggest a modern industrial design for the MacBook Pro for this year.