Apple will release the first laptop with its processor at the end of 2020. It will be a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro. Apple will also release 14- and 16-inch versions of the MacBook Pro with its own processor, which will go into production in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2021.
Apple previously noted that the first ARM-based Macs will appear by the end of 2020, but the company did not tell which model will be the first. However, sources in the company noted that it would be a lightweight and productive PC with less power consumption – for example, a 12-inch MacBook or MacBook Air.
Experts note that the new chips will reduce the cost of the Mac and sell them at a lower price. According to preliminary estimates, Apple could ship between 18 and 20 million Mac computers in 2021, compared with 14.5 to 15.5 million units in 2019. In addition, thanks to the release of new chips, Apple is going to gain more control over the performance of its own devices, as well as an advantage over other computer manufacturers.
This step will also reduce Apple’s dependence on Intel because now the leading chip manufacturer in the world does not have time to develop new powerful processors. Intel shares after the publication of Bloomberg collapsed by 2.2%.
Experts note that in recent years the pace of development of Mac computers has slowed down, mainly due to the fact that Intel does not have time to produce more powerful processors. In addition, in recent years, Intel several times faced production problems that slowed the delivery of new devices to the market.