Apple will launch several MacBook with its own ARM processor in 2021 and they could be cheaper

Apple has very interesting plans related to its processors for laptops. The analyst Ming-Chi Kuo points out that Apple has new Self-designed processors based on ARM architecture. According to Kuo, this will translate into an advantageous situation for the Cupertino company that will no longer depend on Intel and its roadmap. Apple’s pulling away from Intel will see the company exert greater control over hardware. However, it seems that Apple will not move tab until the fourth quarter of 2020 or the first quarter of 2021. According to this information leaked by Kuo, MacBooks with an ARM processor designed by Apple will be a reality no later than next year.

MacBooks with Apple’s ARM processor could be cheaper

Let’s move on to the other side of the question: this change should also be reflected in the price of MacBook. How much are we talking about? It seems that the potential savings on components ranges from 40-60%. We can assume that we will see on the market new MacBook models of a more modest range with a more moderate price.

However, despite the supposed savings that this move would produce, there are some new costs that Apple would have to bear. For example, current processors manufactured by Intel include the USB controller integrated. Apple depends on this driver. Apparently, there is already a solution for that. The primary vendor for this new batch of USB drivers for ARM MacBooks will be ASMedia Technology.

On a personal note, I think this is a true paradigm shift. Apple could close the eternal gap between the iPad and the Mac. A gap that is not only opened by hardware but also by software. This may be the first step for the different lines of MacBook and iPad to enjoy a new convergence that has not occurred to date. At what point? Only time will tell.