With Intel it was more straightforward where we saw the i3, i5, i7, and i9 set up, and now we can probably figure out how to approach Apple. A report from Mark Gurman’s Power On newspaper reveals two capable chipsets in the form of the M1 Pro and M1 Max, both of which appeared to be in the development trunk.
As Gurman writes, “The person mentioned earlier told me that new MacBook Pro chips have appeared in the trunk under the names“ M1 Pro ”and“ M1 Max. “I’m not saying Apple is going to go that way with its marketing names, but this one – albeit more confusingly – is probably possible.”
Many had hoped that the MacBook Pros could use the M1X chipset, but these names suggest it could go under another name and could be offered in more than one option. We’re not sure how Apple will figure out the difference between the M1 and the M1X / Pro / Max chipsets, so it looks like we’ll have to wait and see. Apple’s Unleashed action is set for tomorrow, the 18th of October, so we will have all the time details.