Next year. Ming-Chi Kuo set the release dates for the first Apple computers with proprietary ARM processors
25.02.2020 0 Comments
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with TF International Securities, an investment company known for his connections in Apple’s supply chain, said in a fresh forecast that the Cupertin giant will release its first laptop with an ARM processor of its own design instead of Intel’s CPU next year.
Rumors that Apple is working on its own processors with ARM architecture for use in their Mac PCs have been around for quite some time. And here one involuntarily recalls the recent presentation of the Apple iPad Pro with the SoC A12X Bionic. Then Apple claimed that tablets are more powerful than 92% of all PCs sold. Later there were performance tests in which the A12X Bionic showed record results and even outperformed the current mobile Intel Core i7.
In a fresh forecast, Min-Chi Kuo, who gives the most accurate predictions of Apple's new products every year, claims that the new Macbook mobile PC with its own Apple processor instead of the Intel CPUs used in Mac mobile and desktop computers since 2006 will be released in the next 12- 18 months.
I must say that this is not the first such forecast from the analyst. In 2018, shortly after a series of rumors indicating Apple's possible abandonment of Intel processors in favor of chips based on ARM architecture of its own design, Min-Chi Kuo designated 2020 as the expected term for the landmark transition. That is, the analyst adjusted his original forecast and now expects the first Mac with an ARM processor instead of Intel a year later. By the way, Intel employees, confirming Apple’s plans to switch to their own ARM processors in Mac computers, also indicated 2020.
So far, Apple has not made any claims about finding an alternative and replacing Intel processors in the Mac, but the active search for new personnel and the placement of relevant vacancies over the past few years speak for themselves – the company is clearly working in this direction. In addition, you can recall the Marzipan project, which provides for the gradual merger of iOS and macOS. It was previously reported that in 2021, Apple will give developers the opportunity to combine applications for the iPhone, iPad and Mac into a single application. That is, it all fits together.