Kuo: First Mac With An ARM Processors Expected In First Half Of 2020

Reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released the latest Apple research report today, which he mentioned in the report that Apple will release its first Mac with an ARM processor in the first half of 2021.

Kuo said that 5nm process is the core technology of Apple's new products in the next 12-18 months. Apple’s new products in the next 12-18 months will be featured with processors manufactured using a 5nm process, including: 2020 iPhones, iPad lineups with mini-LEDs, and it is anticipated that Apple will also release its own desktop-ready processors in the first half of 2021.

Moreover, Mac will no longer carry Intel CPUs, as Apple's self-developed processor is expected to emerge in Macs, which will be produced using 5 nm process technology. More and more reports have been published in previous years suggest that Apple's new Mac computers will be utilizing its new custom-designed ARM processors, and today's report offers a more detailed timeline.

The analyst went on to emphasize that Apple is more active in researching, developing and producing 5nm process chips, and it is expected that Apple will ship 5nm process chips in mid-2020.

Switching from Intel processors to custom-designed ARM processors will be a major shift for Apple, making it easier to customize Macs software / hardware for consumers to have better experience. But this also indicates that developers will have more work to do to ensure macOS support for Macs with ARM processors.

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