Mark Gurman, a reputable analyst specializing in Apple products, says that those from Cupertino will announce the transition to their own ARM processors at WWDC 2020.
That Apple plans to say goodbye to Intel to use its own ARM processors on Mac and MacBook is something we’ve been hearing about since last year. Apparently, this decision would be due to the decrease in the annual performance of Intel chips.
The Axios website already announced these possible plans in February 2019, and in February of this year Ming-Chi Kuo supported this information, pointing out that Apple’s first computer with its own new ARM chips will hit the market in the first half of 2021.
Now, those with the bitten apple may be about to announce this transition. This is stated in the report that Gurman has published in Bloomberg, where he points out that sources familiar with Apple’s plans assure him that The corporation will announce the move from Intel to ARM at the WWDC 2020 World Developer Conference.
According to the analyst, the initiative receives the internal name of Kalamata, and it will be made official now in order to give external developers time to prepare. And it is that, being processors with different architectures, Developers will need to adapt their applications before Mac and MacBook computers with ARM chips arrive in 2021.
The new chips will be based on the same technology used in Apple-designed iPhone and iPad processors. Bloomberg stresses that the computers’ operating system will continue to be macOS.
At the moment Apple has not spoken about it, so we will have to wait for WWDC 2020, which this year will be a totally virtual event and will be held from next June 22.
If confirmed, how will this move affect Intel? Apple has about 10% of the PC market, so its sales won’t suffer too much. However, Intel may be hurt if other manufacturers follow Apple’s lead and look for other alternatives for performance reasons.