New Arm-powered MacBook Pro Air may arrive this year, the report suggests

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MacBook Pro Air. The Cupertino tech giant, Apple, has made a remarkable decision. They have decided to shift from x86 based Intel CPUs to their own Apple Silicon chips i.e. ARM-based processors

Apple is known for its speed and security and now they have decided to shift to their own processors. This move will enable the Cupertino giant to smoothen the transition and make the software much faster. According to certain reports they are also working alongside developers to just not upgrade the software but also the hardware.

Unlike Intel-based processors, the architecture of ARM processors is a lot different. The iPadOS and iOS are compatible with the latest processor alongside the macOS. This allows the tech giant to switch their own apps easily. Although some work is needed for third-party applications to utilize all the cores in an ARM chip.

Apple Might Ship Their Latest MacBooks Later This Year:

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Apple has already teased us about shipping their upcoming computers with their own A-series Arm chips later this year. According to a report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro could actually be the first Mac to get an Arm-based chip designed by Apple and possibly a new MacBook Air as well. 

In a research note with TF International Securities seen by MacRumours, Kuo says “Apple will launch new MacBook models including the new 13.3-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ equipped with the ‌Apple silicon‌” in the fourth quarter of 2020, with the new Apple silicon-powered MacBook Air‌ arriving around the same time or in early 2021.

Apart from the new 13.3-inch MacBook, Kuo also expects that Apple will also launch a “new 14 and a 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ models equipped with the ‌Apple silicon‌ and all-new form factor design“. He expects this to be released in the later quarters of 2021.

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There are also some rumours that Apple is working on a new technology for its MacBook Pro’s. The new display technology will be known as mini-LED, unlike previous Retina display. 

Although as for now the Cupertino giant hasn’t decided to comment anything upon its new work-in-progress.

Apple Is Also Working On iMac:

During spring, Apple had apparently updated it’s 13.3-inch MacBook Air and 13.3-inch Pro, giving them newly designed keyboards. In some cases, Apple also upgraded the Intel processors. Most of these computers run on Intel’s 10th-generation chips, the cheaper, entry-level MacBook Pros have remained on older eighth-generation hardware. 

Apple is also working on the new iMac which potentially runs on the new Apple-designed chips. The developers who are preparing their apps for transition have been able to order Mac Mini-based developer kits that run MacOS on one of the company’s A12Z chips. 

Apple’s move from Intel is expected to take “about two years“. The Company is also planning to ship their first system with an Apple-designed processor “by the end of this year“. Said Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, during a virtual keynote at WWDC developer conference last month.

Tim Cook promised that despite the transition, Mac’s will keep supporting Intel-based processors. He also said that Apple has “some new Intel-based Macs in the pipeline that we’re really excited about.” 

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