Rumours about a successor to Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system have existed for a while. Officially, however, nothing has been announced about Windows 12 so far. However, the chip manufacturer Intel seems to be preparing for it already.
This was discovered by hardware leaker @leaf_hobby. In a tweet that has since been deleted, he pointed out that there was internal talk at Intel that the upcoming Meteor Lake processors would support Windows 12. Other sources, such as VideoCardz, also confirm this concerning the specifications.
Neither Intel nor Microsoft wanted to comment on this to the online medium. However, Microsoft managers have frequently referred to the fact that artificial intelligence will play a central role in future versions of Windows in recent weeks. Microsoft recently integrated its Bing search, pimped with ChatGPT, into the Windows 11 taskbar.
Windows chief Panos Panay had raved at CES earlier this year that artificial intelligence would change Windows from the ground up. Microsoft must work closely with chipmakers to make Windows machines ready for widespread AI use. According to The Verge, that could explain why Intel is already mentioning Windows 12 internally.
There is also speculation there that Windows 12 could be released next year. The Intel Meteor Lake processors are also supposed to be available in 2024 at the latest. AMD and Qualcomm are also already preparing stronger chips.