Apple will reportedly use 12-core 5nm ARM processor in a 2021 Mac
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Apple will release its first Mac powered by an ARM processor in 2021, Bloomberg reports. The company is thought to have three Mac processors in development as part of its Kalamata project, which are all based on the A14 chip that’s due to be used in this year’s flagship iPhone lineup. According to Bloomberg, the first of these processors will include a 12-core CPU with eight high-performance “Firestorm” cores, and at least four energy efficient “Icestorm” cores.
Apple has long been rumored to be developing its own in-house ARM processors to replace the Intel chips it currently uses in its Macs. Rumors of the switch date back to at least 2012, and since then we’ve heard multiple rumors that Apple could release its first ARM-powered Mac in…