July 14, 2024
Windows 12

Windows 12 Release Date Potentially Revealed by Intel: Here’s What You Should Know

According to recent reports, the release date for Windows 12 may have been leaked, indicating that it could be available on computers in the near future. Windows 12 is believed to be the successor to Windows 11, which was released in October 2021 and featured visual changes to elements like the taskbar, Windows Explorer, and support for widgets. It is important to note that Microsoft has not yet officially disclosed any details regarding the launch of the next version of its Windows operating system.

During a fireside chat at the Citi 2023 Global Technology Conference, Intel CFO David Zinsner may have unintentionally divulged the release date for Windows 12. As quoted from the transcript, Zinsner stated, “We actually think ’24 is going to be a pretty good year for the client, in particular because of the Windows refresh.” Microsoft regularly provides updates and patches for its operating system, indicating that a Windows refresh implies the arrival of a new version.

Zinsner further explained, “We still think that the installed base is pretty old and does require a refresh, and we think next year maybe the start of that, given the Windows catalyst.” In response to a question about Intel’s market share gains, Zinsner expressed optimism about future prospects, stating, “So, we’re optimistic about how things will play out beginning in ’24.” It is worth noting that the timing of Zinsner’s mention of the Windows “refresh” and “catalyst” coincides with the recent unveiling of Intel’s Intel Core Ultra processors, scheduled to be available on December 14.

While the Meteor Lake chips from Intel are primarily designed for laptops, the upcoming Arrow Lake-S CPUs, expected in 2024, could coincide with the release of the next version of Windows. These processors are projected to feature up to 24 cores and could potentially be Intel’s latest desktop CPUs. Additionally, the new Meteor Lake chips will be equipped with a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) to enhance on-device AI performance, utilizing the chiplet design concept.

Meanwhile, Windows 11’s 23H2 update has already introduced new AI features, such as Windows Copilot. If Microsoft plans to release Windows 12 in the coming months, it is likely that they will continue to focus on advancing AI technology and incorporating more AI features into the operating system.

Although Microsoft has yet to confirm the release date for Windows 12, the leaked information from Intel suggests that users can expect a Windows refresh and the arrival of the next version of the operating system in 2024. As the anticipation builds, it remains to be seen what new features and improvements Windows 12 will bring to users worldwide.

1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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