Right here’s a captivating little thriller.
Going into WWDC 2021, it appeared fairly seemingly Apple would announce the rumored redesigned MacBook Professional, together with a extra highly effective replace to the M1 processor, maybe referred to as the M2. That didn’t occur, so many concluded the leakers simply acquired it fallacious this time.
However then @maxbalzer_ on Twitter observed one thing attention-grabbing in regards to the WWDC reside stream on YouTube: Apple tagged it with the key phrases ‘M1X’ and ‘M1X MacBook Professional.’
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Everybody keep calm… however I simply noticed these tags on Apple’s YouTube livestream of the June 7 keynote!!!
APPLE CONFIRMED THE M1X!!!@jon_prosser you had been proper in spite of everything!!!
— Max Balzer (@maxbalzer_) June 9, 2021
We’ve confirmed this ourselves (shoutout to the TubeBuddy extension which reveals the tags). As of the publication of this text, the tags are nonetheless up.
Now, there are just a few seemingly easy explanations. Maybe whoever arrange the livestream was merely seeking to maximize the stream’s views, and leveraging the leaks looks as if a simple approach to try this.
However that’s… form of bizarre. That is Apple we’re speaking about — they beautiful a lot by no means acknowledge leaks, and so they don’t have to fish for views.
Maybe extra importantly, at the very least as many individuals had been referring to the M1’s successor because the ‘M2‘ chip, as a result of numbers. A number of publications did seek advice from an M1X chip for the up to date 15-inch MacBook Professional, however based on Google Tendencies, it was the much less widespread of the 2 phrases.
Upon reflection, M1X makes complete sense if Apple goes to be in step with the way it named its cell processors. The ‘X’ model is the extra highly effective variant, and Apple most likely isn’t prepared for an altogether new era.
So that is full conjecture, but it surely appears to me that it’s fairly potential that sooner or later, Apple deliberate on introducing the M1X MacBook Professional at WWDC, however then determined in opposition to it. The occasion was already fairly lengthy in spite of everything, and contemplating Apple isn’t doing bodily occasions in the mean time, it may most likely re-arrange its announcement plans with extra flexibility.
Once more, it’s all hypothesis, however contemplating the M1’s successor was slated to make an look in early summer time — as reported by Bloomberg and Nikkei — I anticipate we’ll be listening to about these new MacBooks sooner quite than later.
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