With Intel it was more straightforward where we saw i3, i5, i7, and i9 configurations, and now we think we might know how Apple could approach it. A report from Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter has revealed two possible chipsets in the form of the M1 Pro and the M1 Max, both of which have made an appearance inside of developer logs.
As Gurman notes, “The aforementioned developer tells me that new MacBook Pro chips have appeared in logs under the names “M1 Pro” and “M1 Max.” I’m not saying Apple will take that direction with its actual marketing names, but that’s another—albeit more confusing—possibility.”
Many have expected that the MacBook Pros could adopt the M1X chipset, but these names now suggest that it could go by a different name and could be offered in more than one option. We’re not exactly sure how Apple will distinguish between the M1 and the M1X/Pro/Max chipsets, so it looks like we’ll just have to wait and see. Apple’s Unleashed event is set for tomorrow, the 18th of October, so we’ll have all the details then.