This Thursday, July 16, the DigiTimes released a report showing that Apple is expected to launch the first MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, both 13-inch, with ARM architecture by the end of this year.
According to the text, Apple’s supply chain in Taiwan may begin to route key components to devices between July (now) and September. With that, Apple can now begin mass production.
“As Apple is due to launch the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, powered by Apple Silicon, by the end of this year, total MacBook shipments are expected to reach 16-17 million units in 2020, in compared to 14.5-15.5 million sent a year earlier, ”sources said to the site.
The information published by DigiTimes confirms the forecast of the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Previously, Kuo said that Apple will launch the MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon before the end of the year. He also says that the computers will be launched with a new look.
Prior to the release of this report, rumors pointed out that ARM architecture would arrive first on the 24-inch iMac. However, that information does not appear in the publication released today.
The report also brings other news: a 10.8-inch iPad may be announced now in the second half. There is information that this version will reach the market with the A12 chip. An 8.5-inch iPad mini should also be made official.
The announcement of the transition from Intel chips to ARM occurred on June 22, during WWDC 2020. In the virtual event, the Cupertino company informed that the first computers with Silicon will be launched in the second half of this year. The company intends to complete the change in up to two years.