The Mac is transitioning to Apple's own silicon, CEO Tim Cook announced at the WWDC 2020.
Apple's first Mac models powered by in-house designed processors based on the same ARM CPU technology that's utilized in the company's mobile chips should be a new iMac all-in-one desktop featuring an all-new form factor and a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro notebook.
It has been rumored for quite some time that Apple is planning to transition away from Intel chips in its Mac desktops and notebooks, opting for its own design with ARM-based processors. How Apple gets there, though, has been a point of contention.
Apple's for years been rumored to have been secretly developing its own desktop chips, based on iPhone and iPad processors, to ditch Intel from Macs. Bloomberg in a new report this morning claims that the tech giant is going to announce the first in-house designed main processors for Macs at the upcoming virtual WWDC event, which kicks off June 22.
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple will release first Mac models powered by in-hose designed chips featuring eight CPU cores next year. The chip is believed to be fabricated by the independent semiconductor maker TSMC on its five-nanometer process technology.
As suggested by a list of upcoming Apple products that the increasingly reliable Twitter leaker @L0vetodream has shared back in March, the rumored transition to ARM-based CPU technology for Mac computers could kick off with a revived twelve-inch MacBook notebook.
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with TF International Securities thinks one of the more important reasons for Apple to ditch Intel processors in its Mac computers is price.
Thanks to the powers of prolific Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities, we can likely expect first Macs powered by Apple-designed processors to arrive in less than a year.
Apple has been rumored to be moving away from relying on Intel for its processors in the Mac lineup for quite some time now.
Rumored augmented reality glasses and a Mac notebook powered by a custom Apple chip rather than an Intel processor are both in tow for launch next year, Bloomberg has it.
Word on the street for quite some time now is that Apple is developing its own ARM-based processor for the Mac lineup. The most recent rumors peg the launch for sometime in 2020. And Apple's most recent new hire could help facilitate that result.
Following Bloomberg's reporting on Apple's plan to let developers bring universal apps that can run across iPhones, iPads and Macs by 2021, Axios is now reporting that the Mac platform should transition to bespoke in-house designed ARM-based chips beginning in 2020.