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Apple chooses “La Palma”, “Ibiza” and “Lobos” to name its new generation of chips

Apple has begun to internally use the names of three Spanish islands (La Palma, Ibiza and Lobos) as development names for its new models of its own processors for Mac computers, which belong to the third generation that will succeed the M1 Pro models. and M1 Max.

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This is how the medium has collected it The Information in a report on Apple’s next plans to develop its own Apple Silicon processors, which since their debut in late 2020 have been replacing Intel chips in their Mac computers.

Apple has begun work on the next two generations of its own chips, after the first M1 chips, introduced in 2020, and its more advanced variants M1 Pro and M1 Max, announced in October with improvements for the new MacBook Pro professional notebooks.

According to three people with knowledge of Apple’s plans, as published by The Information, the third-generation chips will have as internal development names three Spanish islands: the Canary Islands La Palma and Lobos, and the Balearic Ibiza. Apple’s plans in the processor segment reveal that future processors of the US brand for computers could substantially improve the performance of the next Intel chip families launched at the same time.

Chips for iPads, for iPhones

The leak about the new names of the brand’s processors comes a few days after it was learned that Apple has been forced to reduce the production of iPads to use components, such as chips, in the iPhone 13. The multinational has been seen forced to implement this measure as a result of the shortage of supplies and in particular of semiconductors at a global level.

As reported Nikkei, Apple has cut the production of these tablets, which share different components with the iPhone 13, to allocate its chips to these phones and prioritize their sale in the face of global supply shortages. In addition to having slowed the manufacture of these devices by 50% in the last two months (taking into account that the iPhone 13 began to be marketed at the end of September), Apple has chosen to reduce the production of older iPhones as well.

The company has focused on the manufacture of its latest launch because, as it is a novelty, it expects a greater demand with respect to the iPad as western markets show pre-pandemic indexes again, according to this medium.

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