Apple could be bringing its ARM processors to the Mac next year. A recent rumor suggested that Apple is planning to launch an ARM-powered Mac device in 2021.
And now, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), Apple is actually planning several Mac devices powered by its own ARM processors for a 2021 release.
The latest rumor is interesting mainly because Apple is apparently planning not only to launch ARM-powered laptops, but it could also launch ARM-powered Mac desktops. Switching to ARM processors will reportedly allow Apple to reduce processor costs by 40 to 60 percent, which is a massive improvement.
Apple, like many other computer makers, currently rely heavily on Intel processors. Apple has long been rumored to be wanting to switch to its own processors, and its upcoming Mac devices powered by its own ARM-processors could pave the way.
There’s a lot of questions yet to be answered about Apple’s ARM-powered Mac devices, especially in regards to how existing Mac software will run on the new ARM-powered Mac devices. Apple has already put in a lot of work to bring existing iOS apps to the Mac, so maybe the company’s main gameplan for apps on the new ARM-powered Mac devices will focus on those apps.