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    New Apple MacBook Pro & Older Macs: Apple’s Slow Transition to Apple Silicon

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    Adnan Nensey
    Adnan Nensey Aug 7, 2021

    At WWDC 2020, Apple announced a complete transition from Intel to Apple Silicon processor in two years. However, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple will probably be unable to update its range of Macs with Apple Silicon within the two-year deadline. Nevertheless, as per his PowerOn newsletter, new Apple MacBook Pro models and other Mac models are expected soon.

    The Deadline Is Near

    As per Gurman, Apple will hardly meet its deadline of 2022 before installing Apple Silicon or “M” processors in every new Mac. The newsletter mentioned that the M1-based MacBook Air, 13-inch Pro, and Mac mini were launched in November 2020. Thus, November of 2022 is Apple’s deadline to update the entire range of Mac computers with Apple Silicon. However, as per leaks, it doesn’t look like Apple has enough updated products lined up for launch.

    M1X-Based Apple Mac mini and MacBook Pro Models to Launch Soon

    In good news, Gurman says a new Apple MacBook Pro with a more powerful M1X chip may launch in the coming months. Reportedly, both the MacBook Pro models are expected to get design updates and power enhancements. Also, as per Gurman, Apple may launch a more powerful version of the Mac mini soon after the MacBook Pro models.

    Future of Apple Silicon

    Gurman expects Apple to complete the Intel-to-Apple Silicon transition of the entire range of iMac desktops by the end of 2022. Currently, Apple sells a 24-inch iMac with an M1 processor. Expect a larger-screen iMac with Apple’s inherent processor to launch in Q4 2022.

    Also, as per reports, Apple may launch a smaller version of its Mac Pro device somewhere in 2022. Earlier, we did hear about the Cupertino company working on a 20-core to 40-core configuration for the smaller Mac Pro. However, Gurman expects another Intel upgrade to the current Mac Pro model before transitioning to Apple Silicon.
    Gurman also wrote about an updated MacBook Air with a more powerful M processor and MagSafe support that might launch in 2022. With all the upcoming upgrades to Macs, is there one you’re planning to upgrade to? Do let us know in the comments below!

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