Apple has already replaced the processors in the new MacBook Air and parts of the MacBook Pro and Mac Mini with its own M1 chips and is now preparing processors for iMac monoblocks and for MacBook Pro laptops.
Apple in 2021 plans to release a series of new processors for Mac that will be more powerful than Intel chips, Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the matter. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
These will be the successors to the first proprietary M1 processor, which is built into the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini. However, the new series will be created for iMac monoblocks and for MacBook Pro laptops, the publication writes. To create its chips, the company uses a license from the processor developer Arm, which Nvidia is buying for $40 billion.
In addition, in the fall of 2021, the company will introduce a professional desktop PC Mac Pro with the highest performance among all Apple devices, sources say Bloomberg.
The company has previously said it expects to complete the transition from Intel chips to fully in-house production in 2022. Intel receives less than 10% of total revenue from the supply of its chips for Apple devices, the publication reminds.
However, the iPhone maker’s success in developing more powerful computers could “shake up an industry” that has long depended on Intel’s pace of innovation, Bloomberg writes.
Apple announced the rejection of Intel and the transition to proprietary processors in the Mac in June 2020.
The company introduced the first MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini on its own M1 processor on November 10.