It is said that the M2 series chips will be based on 4-nanometer technology. And their next generation, the M3 series, will hit the market with 3nm manufacturing technology. Before Apple migrated to proprietary chips, Mac computers used Intel processors. That's why Apple had to follow Intel's plans to schedule and schedule the introduction of Macs. But now that the company is no longer dependent on chips, it can plan to ship these computers without worrying about such issues.
It should be noted that for the past 36 years, Apple PC processors have used four different architectures. The company's first computer was powered by a Motorola-based processor in 1984, and continued to be used until 1995. Apple later partnered with IBM and Motorola, and the three companies developed the PowerPC architecture for computer processors. Processors based on this architecture were first used in a number of IBM computers, and eventually Apple began to use these processors.
By the mid-2000s, Apple was no longer interested in using PowerPC processors. Because of the delays in designing and building these processors, Apple PCs could not compete with Intel-based Windows PCs in terms of speed. Finally, at WWDC 2005, Apple announced that its computers would be powered by Intel processors. With this, the power of Mac systems suddenly multiplied.
Finally, in 2020, Apple once again announced that Mac systems would take advantage of the company's proprietary chips in a multi-year process. Apple has used the Arm architecture for these chips, which almost all chips in various gadgets use this architecture. One of the benefits of the Arm architecture is the reduction in power consumption, which is why the latest MacBooks have a lot to say in terms of battery life.
Apple has been around for years for products like the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV. It uses proprietary chips and therefore has a lot of experience in this field. Apple has taken the approach of designing mobile chips for the design of Apple Silicon, and therefore these chips, in addition to the processor, also have a powerful graphics processor. On the other hand, we should mention the increase of integration between RAM and CPU, which has led to a significant increase in these Mac systems.
After the introduction of the M1 chipset, the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips were introduced some time ago, which are used in the new generation MacBook Pro. These two chips offer much more power in terms of processor and GPU than the M1. According to reports, Apple apparently follows the same approach for proprietary chips for Mac systems. This means that after the introduction of the M2 chipset, we will see the unveiling of the more powerful M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets. A new design is unveiled, and some time later a new MacBook Air arrives with a different design. All in all, Apple is increasing its distance from other manufacturers by making proprietary chips for Macs, and we need to see what other companies will do to reduce that distance.
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