Leaker suggests Apple will use Intel Ice Lake Xeon W-3300 CPUs in 2022 Mac Pro
Apple announced last year that it would begin to transition its Macs away from Intel processors in favour of its own custom-designed Apple silicon, beginning with the launch of a new M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini last year, followed by the launch of the redesigned M1 iMac a couple of months ago.
Despite pushing forward on its plans to move away to its own custom chips for the Mac, at least one more machine powered by Intel is in development, according to leaker Yukki_AnS, who claims Apple’s next-generation Mac Pro, expected to launch in 2022, will use Intel’s Ice Lake Xeon W-3300 workstation CPUs.
By using the new Intel chips, the 2022 Mac Pro would offer up to 38 cores and 76 threads, most likely as Apple’s last Intel-based Mac.
Apple’s MacPro 2022 seems to use Intel’s Xeon-W 33xx series processors…
— 结城安穗-YuuKi_AnS (@yuuki_ans) July 26, 2021
Rumors have suggested Apple is also working on a smaller version of the current Mac Pro, with Bloomberg reporting earlier in the year that the smaller version may run on Apple’s M-series chips and be less than half the size of the current Mac Pro.