'Frankenchip,' other big changes coming soon to pro Macs [The CultCast]

‘Frankenchip’ and other big changes coming to pro Macs this year [The CultCast]


The CultCast: The next Mac Pro might get a monstrous chip.
A "monstrous" chip might power the next Mac Pro.
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: Leaks, rumors and government filings give us an even clearer look at what Apple’s product pipeline looks like for 2022. We’re expecting big changes to the pro Mac lineups this year — including a hybrid Apple “Frankenchip” based on the M1 series.

Also on The CultCast:

  • Bye-bye, 13-inch MacBook Pro!
  • See you soon, new iPhone SE and iPad!
  • We’ll miss you, Apple discount “loophole” for teachers and students! (Post-show update: It’s back.)

Listen to this week’s episode of The CultCast in the Podcasts app or your favorite podcast app. (Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you like it!) Or watch the video livestream, embedded below.

This week’s top Apple news

On the show this week: Your host Erfon Elijah (@erfon), Cult of Mac publisher Leander Kahney (@lkahney) and Cult of Mac managing editor Lewis Wallace (@lewiswallace).

Here are the headlines we’re talking about on this week’s show:

  1. Apple could scrap 13-inch MacBook Pro, bring 5G to 10.2-inch iPad in 2022
  2. Mac Pro with faster M1 chip to complete Apple silicon transition in 2022
  3. Eurasian filings reveal new iPhone and iPad coming soon
  4. Apple education store discounts now require proof of student status

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