First ARM Mac will be a MacBook pro and a new iMac: report


Apple is set to unveil its long-awaited Mac transition from Intel to ARM processors today, its line of WWDC 2020 keynote, and the analyst Ming-chi Kuo has released his predictions for the first Mac that will use new Apple-designed processors. His research note has been reported by MacRumors, 9to5Macand AppleInsider.

First of all, Kuo said the last new Mac with an Intel processor will never be an all-new iMac design with thinner bezels and a 24-inch display. This iMac is said to be slated for release in Q3 2020, but an ARM version will follow in the first quarter of next year.

The first ARM of the Mac is likely to be a 13-inch MacBook Pro in Q4 or 2020 Q1 2021, Kuo said; the form factor is supposed to be similar to the current model. The Production of the Intel version, it seems to stop once the ARM model is introduced, but there is no word on if it will be the same for the iMac. Kuo also believes a new ARM-based MacBook design to start production in mid-2021.


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