Apple Rumored To Have Its First ARM Mac Chips Ready To Be Announced At WWDC
After years of hopes and rumors Apple might finally be getting ready to kick off its migration away from Intel and towards its own ARM-based Macs.
According to a new Bloomberg report, ARM Macs will be announced during this months’ WWDC event, taking place as an online event for the first time.
Rumors of ARM-based Macs have been around for a long, long time now and it’s said that the switch from Intel will begin as soon as June 22nd when WWDC kicks off. It will take some time to complete however, so don’t expect to be buying an ARM Mac just yet.
The move will first require developers to get their apps ready, something that won’t happen overnight.
Apple is using technology licensed from Arm Ltd., part of Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. This architecture is different from the underlying technology in Intel chips, so developers will need time to optimize their software for the new components. Cupertino, California-based Apple and Santa Clara-based Intel declined to comment.
Apple will also announce iOS 14, macOS 10.16, watchOS, 7 and more during its WWDC event. It’s sure to be a big event, especially if this Bloomberg report turns out to be accurate.
Apple has long been frustrated with the performance of Intel and its power-hungry chips. Meanwhile, Apple’s own A-series chips have been breaking performance records in iPhones and iPads for years. Soon, it appears that same level of performance will be coming to the Mac, too.