The long – awaited integration of native processors of Apple has already been verified on the company’s personal computers. The migration will be smooth and will start next year.
Then Apple will introduce its first proprietary processors in Mac computers, both desktop and portable. This was shared by analyst Ming-chi Kuo.
The move has two advantages – a reduction in the cost of producing processors (40 to 60 percent) and greater flexibility in designing new hardware. ARM processors have long been a part of mobile Apple devices like iPhone and iPad. They help keep them thin, with long battery life, without active cooling, and with it powerful devices. The new processors would be extremely suited to design-oriented MacBook laptops.
However, their integration into desktop computers is a surprise. They do not detect battery life and do not require passive cooling. The question is whether the processors will be powerful enough to compete with Intel chips in previous generations of Apple Mac computers? Will it go beyond the capabilities of the company’s latest premium Mac Pro?
Initially, new Macs with ARM processors were expected to debut later this year, but plans seem to have changed. Apple intended to speak on the matter at WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) this June. However, the public event was canceled, leaving the decision in the hands of the companies themselves about how they wanted to show their products.
Apple not only plans to introduce MacBooks with ARM processors, but even some of their laptops, including desktop computers, will be developed with their own processors in 2021.
It also looks like USB4.0 support will be available on Apple devices in 2022.
There are other potential benefits to Apple taking full control of its processors, including ensuring better security. Also, potential closer integration between their hardware and software ecosystems. Apple also believe that desktops will also support USB4.0 technology in 2022 with the assistance of ASMedia Technology, which will supply USB controllers for Apple machines and Cheap Apple Computer.
USB4.0 is the next generation standard built on Thunderbolt3 technology and offers very fast data transfer rates (40Gbps).