Apple’s new Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro all come with its first self-developed Apple M1 chip. According to many reviews so far, this processor performs amazingly, in terms of performance and power consumption. This means that the company will gradually cut off Intel which has been producing its notebook chips for many years. Also, there are reports that Apple’s second-generation Silicon CPU (Apple M2 SoC) is in preparation.
According to a Weibo blogger @Mobilechipmaster, Apple is expected to launch a second Apple Silicon chip in the second half of next year. Well, we do not know the exact name of the chip for now. Nevertheless, we can follow the M1 trend by calling this chip M2 for now. The codename for this processor is “Jade”. According to the blogger, this chip will be used on Apple’s desktop Mac.
According to previous reports, Apple’s next-generation Mac chip will be Apple M2 SoC or M1X. In terms of the manufacturing process, the M1 chip uses TSMC’s 5nm process. This is currently the most advanced chip manufacturing process technology. The next-generation Mac chip is expected to be upgraded in manufacturing process. If it arrives next year, then we expect it to use TSMC’s second-generation 5nm process. According to TSMC, this process will be in mass production next year.
Apple has stated that it expects to shift all Mac product lines to self-developed Apple Silicon chips within two years, so we will see iMac computers equipped with Apple’s self-developed chips next year.
Apple M1 Mac users report Bluetooth connection problems
Recent reports show that there are connection problems with Apple’s latest Apple Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. YouTuber, Patrick Tomasso, pointed out that the problems include frequent disconnection from peripherals or even complete failure.
On Reddit, some M1 Mac users complained that first-party and third-party peripherals, including mice, keyboards, and headsets, suffer intermittent disconnections.
The problem seems to be with either Apple’s hardware or the macOS Big Sur. This is because users can successfully connect to Logitech accessories using the company’s Unifying Receiver Bluetooth dongle. A Redditor contacted Apple to replace his Mac mini, but the alternative had the same problem.
As of now, we do not know how many M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini have this issue. Also, there is currently no official confirmation by Apple regarding this issue.