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Apple's Next-Gen M2 Chip Reportedly Goes Into Mass Production for New MacBook Lineup

Published Apr 29 2021 at 4:47 AM GMT
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  • Apple has now reportedly ramped up production of its next-generation central processing unit.
  • According to"Nikkei Asia, sources close to the company have revealed that the successor to its current M1 chip " simply dubbed the M2 for now ' has gone into mass production earlier this month as part of the tech giant's latest efforts in moving away from Intel's offerings.
  • The chipset is currently being produced by one of Apple's key suppliers, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, and is expected to ship as early as July in a new series of MacBook models.
  • Much like its predecessor, the M2 will also be a "system-on-a-chip" that not only serves as a CPU but also integrates GPU functionality and AI accelerators.
  • Nikkei Asia suggests that it'll also be used in other Mac models aside from just MacBooks.



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  • Published Apr 29, 2021 4:47 AM GMT