Today during Apple‘s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2020), the company is expected to announce it’s first ARM-based MacBook and iMac computers which would finalize it’s shift away from Intel-powered Mac computers and a reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made this know.
According to reports, there would be five models which would use processors based on the ARM architectures among which is the 13-inch MacBook Pro as well as an iMac computer all which sport new design specifications according to Kuo as reported on Apple Insider’s website.
With that said, this will finalize Apple’s ties with third-party chipsets which had been powering it’s Mac computers for a long time now. The news and rumors about Apple wanting to start building and using it’s own chipset in its computers have been on for quite a while now but the switch might just be by the bit ather than being a hastened move.
With that said, this would give Apple a good edge just as it’s able to make iPhones which are efficient because it makes almost all of it’s hardware components as well as the software, if that is down with the Mac computers, that would give those computers edge in terms of design specs as well as battery efficiency which would be well optimized to suite in well enough.
And we might even be able to see the Apple-based chipset powering a Mac computer later on by the fourth quarter of the year based on reports. Kuo further predicted that there could be a 24-inch iMac computer being released with the ARM-based chipset later on by the end of the year to power some of its iMac and MacBook computers.
ARM-based architecutre is used by a number of tech companies including Samsung’s Exynos chipset, Huawei‘s Kirin, NVIDIA and even Qualcomm. Also, Apple’s current A13 Bionic chipset which powers the iPhone 11 and the iPhone SE both use the ARM architecture.
During the online WWDC 2020 which would be held today June 22nd, we’ll get to know more about the story and see how much Apple is planned to switch and how soon we can expect the company’s own chipset powering it’s Mac computers. The WWDC 2020 will be held online so you can livestream the event on Apple’s Event page in order to keep up with the Keynote headed by the company’s CEO Tim Cook.