MacBook Air 2019 And MacBook Pro 2019 To Feature Intel 10nm Sunny Cove, Will Bring Back MagSafe Connector
2019 is right around the corner and tech enthusiasts are all excited for the tech devices that are coming. One of those devices is Apple’s laptop lineup (MacBook Air 2019, MacBook Pro 2019, and MacBook 2019).
Apparently, Apple’s future MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will feature Intel’s 10-nanometer (nm) Sunny Cove processors. On the other hand, the future MacBook will come with a new laptop accessory that fuses the best of the new USB-C standard with the security of an old school MagSafe connector.
Apple And Intel In 2019
According to Forbes, for 2019, Intel will be moving to the Sunny Cove microarchitecture. This is from 14nm to 10nm.
The 10nm Sunny Cove was designed to increase performance per clock and improved power efficiency. But the more interesting upgrade will be the Gen11 graphics which is features roughly double the performance of Gen9 graphics.
With the Gen11, it will break the 1 TFLOPS barrier, and give gaming and media applications a big boost. In addition to that, the Gen11 execution cores will see an increase to 64 to 24. All of this will be incorporated into the next Ice Lake processors based on Sunny Cove.
So what does this have to do with the future Apple laptops?
Back in April of 2018, Bloomberg reported that Apple plans to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel. The plan was codenamed “Kalamata”.
Assuming that Kalamata will take effect in early 2020, then the 2019 Macs will get Intel’s latest processors.
Take for example the current 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. It’s packed with Intel’s mobile Coffee Lake U series processors which were released in Q2 2018.
Meanwhile, the MacBook Air 2019 (MBA) is reportedly going to use a follow-on to the very-low-power (7-watt) Y series dual-core Amber Lake. Assuming that the 2019 MBA will be armed with a very-low-power Y series processor, it could reap the biggest rewards from the move to the smaller 10nm geometries that offer improved power-saving characteristics.
MacBook And The MagSafe Connector
According to Trusted Reviews, the Cupertino-based tech company has been granted a patent by the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) for a new laptop accessory. The accessory fuses the best of the new USB-C standard with the security of the MagSafe connector.
As you can see from this photo, the accessory is basically a connector insert that allows a MagSafe charger to be hooked up to a USB-C charging port. The patent was allegedly filed back in 2017.
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