A break from using Intel chips in Apple’s lineup.
Bloomberg reports that Apple’s upcoming WWDC will see the announcement of ARM-based Macs in Apple’s notebook lineup. The WWDC keynote, which is going online this year, will be held on June 22nd. The report said that ARM-based Macs will be introduced in 2021, but an announcement will be made as early as now.
For the longest time, Apple has been using Intel chips on its entire Mac line up of desktop and notebook computers (after moving away from PowerPC previously). The move to ARM-based chips could signal a new trend in Apple’s hardware, which is now implementing on its iPhone and iPad line with its A-series SoCS.
Since we already know that the A-series chips have achieved performance that rivals and at times perform greater than most Intel chips, this could mean even more powerful Macs in the future with software optimized on the platform itself.
This optimization is why Apple could be making the announcement during WWDC so that developers can optimize and prepare their apps for compatibility with the new hardware.
Apple’s upcoming WWDC keynote on June 22nd will also include a peek at upcoming updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.