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Apple to announce first ARM-based Mac this month

We’ve been talking about the possibility of Apple switching to ARM chips for Macs for a couple of years now. Over time, reports of Apple making the jump have picked up a lot of steam and later this month, Apple will apparently be making it all official. 

According to sources speaking with Bloomberg, Apple will unveil its first ARM-powered Mac later this month during an all-digital version of WWDC. Normally, Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference takes place on the Apple Campus in the beginning of June. However, due to COVID-19, this year the event will take place digitally.

This online-only version of WWDC is expected to take place starting on the 22nd of June and will reveal details on a few ARM-based processors Apple is planning. Three of these chips are being designed for use in Mac computers and are based on the upcoming A14 chip, which will power the next iPhone starting in September.

Apparently, Apple’s shift to ARM is based on Intel’s slow performance gains, whereas internal tests of Macs running on ARM-based hardware have been improving greatly. This will be the first major processor shift that Apple has taken since moving from PowerPC to Intel back in the mid-2000s.

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KitGuru Says: This move has been in the making for quite some time now. We first began discussing it in May 2018 and it looks like by the end of this month, it will all be official. What do you all think of Apple’s decision to move over to ARM-processors instead of Intel? 

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