The first Apple-branded ARM-processor computers will be released later this year. This is stated in DigiTimes (via MacRumors), where a new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will include Apple Silicon chips 2020. This is indicated by usual sources in the Asian supply chain.
New 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon
Taiwan’s supply chain will begin delivering shipments in Q3 2020 with related parts and components, such as feedback units (BLUs) for next-generation MacBook and iPad products slated for launch in late September. second semester. of the year, driving revenue growth for this provider, industry sources say.
A report that follows the usual DigiTimes line, setting a date range for new product launches. This time he is concentrating on new Macs with Apple Silicon, the first teams to make their debut with the new processors at home by the company. In addition to this, the report gives us two other important points:
- It’s expected that Total Laptop MacBook Sales Reach 16-17 Million units in 2020, above the previous year. Apple said a long time ago that the partition between laptop and desktop Mac was 80/20, so the total could be anywhere from 20 to 21 million units.
- The initial orders will not be very powerful in August and September. Something they attribute to a cycle that could last more than a full year.
The report talks about a 10.8-inch iPad that reportedly it would be cheaper. It’s the same model that a month ago, the same publication had also placed for a launch in the second half of the year.
First Mac with Apple Silicon at the end of the year, according to Apple itself
This report coincides with what Apple says. During the last WWDC, Tim Cook said the company plans to ship the first Apple Silicon-based Macs in late 2020. But he did not specify which models.
Logic leads us to think that Apple would start with the models that are easier to adapt or with “less” processing power than they want. In fact, there has been speculation in the past with a third iteration of the MacBook, which was discontinued a few years ago. But the DigiTimes report says we’ll see it on the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro first.
On the latter, its renewal was expected with a new design but with an Intel processor that followed in the wake of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Which It hasn’t happened yet. If a new model debuts this design and Apple processor, it will be interesting to see how long the company takes to bring this chip to its older brother.
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Cook said his plan was to complete the transition to Apple Silicon in two years. And hinted that all teams would take this action, including the most advanced models (iMac Pro, Mac Pro). What is certain is that before the end of the year we will be able to get our hands on the first computer equipped with a chip designed by Apple.