Most recently, in Cupertino, at the annual autumn presentation, they presented us with updated MacBook Pro 2021… I must say, the laptops turned out to be very cool. The powerful M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs delivering great benchmark results, redesigned designs, the return of the MagSafe and HDMI ports so lacking for professionals, and much more have made them a real breakthrough in the computing world. What more could the user want? Here’s what. More recently, information has surfaced about future generations of the world’s best laptops. I assure you there is something to see here.
MacBook Pro 2021 Specifications
We have already told you more than once about the new laptops from Apple, shared our impressions and compared them with other machines. I was very impressed with the MacBook Pro. If earlier the machines on the M1 were incomprehensible for what and, it seems, were not at all positioned for professional work, now artists, video editors, designers and representatives of other professions who cannot imagine their work without a MacBook are simply rejoicing. Just look at these characteristics:
- Processor – M1 Pro or M1 Max.
- Display – mini-LED, 120 Hz, 3024 × 1964 pixels.
- Memory – 16/32/64 GB RAM, 512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB / 4 TB / 8 TB permanent
- Charge – Fast charge up to 50% in 30 minutes via MagSafe.
- Autonomy – 17 hours of video viewing.
- External interfaces – SD, Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, HDMI.
Face ID в MacBook Pro
Immediately after the presentation, many had questions about the new bangs. They say there is a cutout – you need Face ID. I have already told my opinion on this in a separate article. It seems to me that such a decision is absolutely pointless. Well, think for yourself. How does a laptop know when it’s time to read you? At the push of a button? Then why is this technology better than Touch ID. Nothing.
But they don’t think so abroad. Many people think that Face ID will first come only to desktop computers, and later, when the TrueDepth sensor gets small, it will appear on the MacBook. The guys at iFixit already disassembled iPhone 13 and showed us the dimensions of the scanner. They are still far from the thickness of the MacBook display. In any case, if Face ID appears in Apple computers, it will definitely debut in the iMac.
New Apple processors
More recently, we talked about the M1X, and now we are talking in full about the M2 Pro and M2 Max. Oh, how quickly other people’s children grow up. The new SoCs are expected to replace the existing M1 Pro and M1 Max. In this case, they will also be based on M2. In other words, Apple will first introduce us to the base MacBook Air with the new chip. And then the M2 Pro and M2 Max, as improved versions in a few months.
According to well-known analyst Mark Gurman, the system-on-a-chip of the new Air will have an 8-core processor, like the M1, but will acquire additional graphics cores. There will be 9 for the Air and 10 for the Pro version. Similar to their predecessors, the M2 Pro and M2 Max may have the same number of CPU cores, but add a couple to the GPU, thereby benefiting from the overall speed boost.
But the transition to the 3-nm process technology is not worth waiting for. Earlier, we touched on this issue in the article about the annual update of the iPhone lines. In short, the shortage of semiconductors is to blame. Despite the launch of TSMC in the manufacture of new chips earlier than their competitors, they obviously will not be in time for new products next year.
OLED displays in MacBook
According to recent rumors, Apple is developing new OLED displays for several of its new devices. The displays are expected to debut in the MacBook Pro 16, which could go into production as early as 2022, and will boast 2x the brightness. Most likely, the displays will be produced by Samsung.
Let me remind you that for the first time in the new MacBook Pros, Apple used mini-LED technology and a screen refresh rate of 120 Hz, which still does not work normally. At the same time, many admit that very soon Apple will switch to a new technology. Due to it, Cupertino plans to provide their devices with increased brightness, improved contrast and a truly black display when viewing content.
The last rumor seems completely absurd. Laptop with 5G technology. Apple why? The same Mark Gurman shared new information. According to him, cellular communication will first appear in the MacBook Air, and later could be implemented in the MacBook Pro.
Let me remind you that now the fifth generation communication technology is installed in the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPad Pro and iPad mini. However, at the moment all devices have a modem from Qualcomm. The foodie thinks Apple plans to switch to its own technology by 2023. It is possible that at the same time it will appear in the new MacBook Air.
I am one hundred percent sure that you should not trust this. Think for yourself. Everything related to mobile communication usually comes only to smartphones and tablets. If there is a modem in the Air, why buy an iPad Pro. There is a reason, of course. But the intersection will still take place. Apple won’t let that happen.
I think that 2022 is definitely not worth waiting for. We must take laptops now. What do you think? Share your opinion on our Telegram-chat, it will be interesting to read.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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