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ARMs Race | Apple to ARM multiple Macs in 2021

Apple is rumored to not only ARM its MacBook Air next year but also push through much of the lineup. Recently we reported Apple to release ARM based Mac as per info from Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo is now saying Apple is moving forward with an “aggressive processor replacement strategy”, where we will see the first example of this move in the forth quarter of 2020. Kuo believes that Apple use this strategy to ARM a wider selection of Macs in 2021.

With this move Apple will no longer be held back by a company like Intel, but instead “Apple in control of chip design and manufacturing, the company will be able to introduce new Mac models at peak market demand, Kuo says.

“Apple in control of chip design and manufacturing, the company will be able to introduce new Mac models at peak market demand”

Ming-Chi Kuo

Switching to in-house designs will “reduce processor costs by about 40% to 60%”, Kuo estimates.

Apple has been rumored to move its Mac platform to ARM for almost a decade. Iinitial rumors coming after Apple debuted its first A-series chip with iPhone 4’s A4 in 2010.

New rumors of an ARM-powered Mac arrived in February, when Kuo said hardware was to debut in early 2021. Now he has moved up that timeline, with an A-Series powered Mac would reach market by the end of 2020.

By Platform De.Central | Source: Ming-Chi Kuo

A former industry insider and tech industry enthusiast.

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