Apple recently announced the move to its own chips for Macs, dubbed Apple Silicon. This marks a shift for the MacOS platform from x86 Intel chipsets to ARM. There had been speculation about how Apple would be rolling out the update to their lineup of Macs, and now we have some insight into Apple’s possible plans. Prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed some details about the upcoming MacBook Pro models.
Ming-Chi Quo had recently said that a 13-inch MacBook Pro based on Apple Silicon will be the first model to be sold to the customers, with production slated to begin in Q4 2020. Kuo has said that there will be a MacBook Air launching alongside it, or soon after. However, that is not where it stops.
Kuo now says that Apple will launch two more MacBook Pro models based on Apple Silicon. These will be redesigned, in 14.1-inch and 16-inch sizes, and come with Mini-LED displays. Here’s a quote from Kuo’s research note:
“We predict that Apple will launch new MacBook models including the new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro equipped with the Apple Silicon in 4Q20, the new MacBook Air equipped with the Apple Silicon in 4Q20 or 1Q21, and new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with the Apple Silicon and all-new form factor design in late 2Q21 or 3Q21.”
There was no mention of an Apple Silicon iMac. There have been several rumors about a redesign dropping later this year, but it is likely to be one of the Intel Macs Apple said it was working on. Kuo did note that MacBook shipments are likely to increase.
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