Apple, ever since it has been making its own silicon, has been doing so well. Apple’s A-series of chips, in the iPhone and the iPad, have revolutionized performance. Not only do these beat out the competition, but they have also given room for Apple to implement them in their Macs. After all, the transition to Apple Silicon is a big step. The developer kit Mac Mini has an A12Z chip on the inside, the same one found in the latest iPad Pro models.
Now, it is true that the chips found in the developer kit Mac Mini and the iPad Pro models are quite powerful but since Apple wants to make a statement to Intel, it would really have to take strides ahead of the competition. This would be done by actually scoring much higher, as we see with Apple Chips and Snapdragon processors. Now, an article posted on Thinkcomputers.org states that the company’s first set of ARM-based chips would have a 12-core processor. Currently, the A12Z chips are 8-core processors. This means that multi-core processes, something most Macs are used for in the industry, would be lightning fast. This would especially be the case after the integration Apple has to offer.
This was rooted from a tweet from @a_rumors000 who claimed that the first chip would have 12 cores. Now, considering Apple’s entire strategy, we got several other hints as well. While it was still on the table, we know that out of these 12 cores, 8 may be the performance cores and four for the efficiency tasks. Now, again, these are all hints, rumors, and random facts which should be taken with the grain of salt.