For several months, the arrival of Apple MacBook ARM processors. ARM processors have a different architecture from Intel, so a change in this regard should not be taken lightly, there is a lot of work to do before making the jump, but it looks like Apple is already ready.
As reported by Bloomberg, Apple will present its first Mac with its own processor at the next WWDC 2020 which will be held virtually in two weeks. As usual, in this event for developers Apple presents all its new software, in this case we are waiting presentation of iOS 14, macOS 10.16 and watchOS 7. But it’s probably also a good time to announce a transition like this, which will imply that developers somehow adapt their software to the new architecture.
Apple processors: from iPhone to Mac
The first The 100% processor designed by Apple was the A4 chip It came with the first generation iPad and iPhone 4. Since then, Apple has manufactured all of the processors for its mobile devices, which have nearly doubled in power year after year. Now is the time to take the next important step: the MacBook.
According to Mark Gurman, the new processors will be based on the same technology used in the chips for the iPhone and iPad designed by Apple. But, future Mac ARMs will continue to run the macOS operating system instead of iOS. Apple wants to present these innovations at WWDC 2020 so that developers can prepare their applications for the new platform, the new Mac with ARM will not arrive until 2021, and we understand that Apple will also unveil new tools that will facilitate this transition for developers.
Apple is reported to have conducted numerous tests of the new Macs with ARM-based chips, and they were very proud as computers. show significant improvements over versions with Intel processors. It seems that specifically in the performance of graphics and applications that use artificial intelligence, this is where more improvements have been found. Also keep in mind that ARM processors are more efficient than Intel processors, which can mean thinner and lighter MacBooks, or with longer battery life.
Finally, Gurman reports that Apple is working on 3 ARM processors for Mac, at least one of them is based on the A14 processor that they will integrate the next iPhone 12. It is likely that this first processor will be included in a MacBook entry, and that the other two options will arrive in the future with more power.
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If this information is true, it would be the first time that Apple has integrated its own processors on Mac, which undoubtedly gives the company a lot of advantages when planning the launch of its computers, since until now completely dependent on Intel. In this way, Macs probably have an update schedule more similar to that of the iPhone or iPad, with an annual release.