Apple will present the next MacBook Air on November 11, whose novelty will be marked by the A14X CPU. It seems that the Cupertino have cut manufacturing costs.
The news focuses on China, where Apple products are manufactured, specifically MacBook Air. This series enjoys a certain prestige, being considered one of the lightest laptops in the world. This 5nm chip is reported to be cheap to produce.
The Apple A14X will power MacBook and lower its price
The protagonists of the news are several manufacturers hired by Apple to manufacture the components of their laptops. According to the source, they are broken down as follows:
- Xinrixing, manufactures the bearings.
- Shuanghong, Anli and Qihong are engaged in refrigeration.
- IC Xinxing focuses on carrier boards.
- Taijun and Zhending manufacture the soft plates and lids.
- Jingyuan is in charge of the keyboard.
- Quanta and Hon Hai are the ones who assemble most of the laptop.
On the one hand, we have the Apple A14 CPU, which is one of Apple’s first own processors, which has been released in the iPhone 12 (somewhat limited) and in the iPad Air. On the other hand, the Apple A14X would be a processor based on a 5nm process that would come as an option on the MacBook Air.
Apparently, Apple has been working on processors for ultrabooks, as the iPad Air is quite powerful too. What’s notable is the asking price the new 13-inch MacBook Air could have: $ 799. We are talking about a fairly low price, seeing that the previous versions started from approximately € 1000.
All of this will be announced on November 11 in a Keynote from the brand, although we will see more products introduced, like the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The source assures that this laptop will also have the Apple A14X, which would be equivalent to an 8-core i9.
It seems that this Apple chip offers greater autonomy than we see in Intel processors. And that Intel has worked the autonomy of laptops with its Intel EVO certification.
The rumors that were spilled a few months ago about the possibility that AMD collaborated with Apple to enhance its equipment is dispelled. In fact, if Apple’s processors work well, the collaboration with Intel would be in jeopardy.
After all, Intel has serious problems advancing the process in the manufacture of its processors. These Apple chips are manufactured by TSMC with a 5nm process, the most advanced on the market right now.
Finally, there is speculation about the existence of a possible Apple A14T, which would come in the next iMac. In this case, the A14T would have an iGPU, so it could be a powerful APU made by Apple. Some media have referred to this processor as “SoC”, so we do not know how powerful it will be.
Do you think Apple will sell laptops without Intel and AMD in the future? Will this A14X measure up to computers?