Mark Gurman, Debby Wu, and Ian King writing for Bloomberg:
[Apple] is working on three of its own Mac processors, known as systems-on-a-chip, based on the A14 processor in the next iPhone. The first of these will be much faster than the processors in the iPhone and iPad, the people said.
Apple is preparing to release at least one Mac with its own chip next year, according to the people.
ARM-based Macs have been rumored for a long time, but Bloomberg’s team has some exciting news:
The first Mac processors will have eight high-performance cores, codenamed Firestorm, and at least four energy-efficient cores, known internally as Icestorm. Apple is exploring Mac processors with more than 12 cores for further in the future, the people said.
Imagine a world where running 12+ cores is common.