A 16in MacBook Pro with a 12-core chip could arrive as soon as March 2021, if an Apple leaker is to be believed.
LeaksApplePro has tweeted that a 12-core Mac will launch in March.
This isn’t the first tweet about a 12-core Mac from LeaksApplePro. Back in November 2020 LeaksApplePro tweeted about this 12-core chip – referred to as the M1X – suggesting it could come to the 16in MacBook Pro and offer eight performance cores and four high efficiency cores.
This 12-core option would offer an improvement over the current 5nm 8-core M1 that appeared in the
13in MacBook Pro and
Mac mini in 2020.
While LeaksApplePro originally indicated that the 12-core chip is destined for the 16in MacBook Pro, it has been suggested that this 12-core solution could be destined for the rumoured
14in MacBook Pro said to be in Apple’s pipeline, while the
16in MacBook Pro could get a 16-core solution. The logic here is that the 16in MacBook Pro would have more space for a beefier cooling solution,
However we may have a longer wait. The latest reports indicate that the new MacBook Pro may not arrive until the middle of the year. Read:
New iPhone-like MacBook Pro coming middle of 2021.