Apple Plans New M4 Chip for Entire Mac Lineup: Report

What does Apple have in the pipeline for its Mac? According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, it’s going to be a new overhaul of chips, with the next Apple Silicon version known as M4, that will feature AI capabilities.

Sources tell Gurman the M4 chip is close to production and will debut in three versions for every single Mac model. Apple’s Mac sales dropped 27% in the 2023 fiscal year and something needs to ramp up this lineup.

The iMac, both low and high-end 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch versions, along with the Mac mini, will get these new M4 chips, expected to debut in late 2024 to early 2025 for the MacBook Air, Mac Pro and Mac Studio.

There’s an entry M4 chip codenamed Donan, with more powerful versions named Brava and a high-end chip codenamed Hidra.

Gurman also says the highest-end Mac desktops might be able to support up to a whopping 500 gigabytes of RAM, up from 192 gigabytes.

Apple is said to detail these new AI features of these chips and how it will work with next versions of macOS at WWDC in June. Come on Apple, show us some cool AI features. We’re ready.

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