Apple has been developing ARM-based computing technology for years now. Their next-generation computers are powered by potent custom ARM silicon chips.
Apple has been designing its own custom A-series silicon since the A4-powered iPhone 4 and later developed the iPad specific A5X. Apple’s A-Series SOC’s can outperform Android devices with higher specs with ease. Apple’s latest A12Z that powers the current iPad Pro series even easily outperforms Apple’s own MacBook Air and achieves similar results to Apple’s most powerful Intel Core i9-powered MacBook Pro.
Apple’s new Mac mini DTK, is Apple’s first ARM powered Mac revealed to the public and is meant to help developers bring their iPad apps to Apple Silicon macOS Big Sur devices.
Probably safe to say that Apple’s very first ARM powered Mac will be a Mac mini much like the DTK. Recently Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple will release a 24-inch iMac powered by Apple Silicon before the end of 2020. He also said that it would feature a new design similar to the current iPad Pro.
To recap, the most recent rumors point to an Apple Silicon-powered Mac mini, 24-inch iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro coming this year or early in 2021. Apple even said the eventually all Macs will be powered by Apple Silicon and that the transition would take two years, so we will just have to wait now.
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