Windows 12 is reportedly launching next year. Although the Commercial Times article (via Tom’s Hardware) alludes to the rumored release date, it fails to incorporate any official statements from executives within the industry. The information’s possible source may have been recent statements attributed to Quanta Chairman Barry Lam and Acer Chairman and CEO Jason Chen.
Both senior executives were in attendance at the Taiwan Medical Technology Exhibition in Taipei on Thursday. According to reports, Chen is cautiously optimistic that AI PCs will speed up the company through a virtuous cycle in which the need for more potent AI PCs prompts the development of new AI apps, which in turn makes it easier to create even better AI applications. Quanta representative Barry Lam was more optimistic, highlighting the organization’s strategic expansion in three distinct sectors: AI personal computing, AI servers, and AI automotive electronics. Lam predicts that AI personal computers will follow sequentially when Microsoft introduces a new iteration of the Windows operating system the following summer.
We first learned of a new Windows version earlier this year, when it was reported that an unreleased Windows operating system would be supported by Intel Meteor Lake-S. Following this, rumors surfaced that Microsft was in the process of developing new ARM processors for Windows 12.