Ming-Chi Kuo is back with a new report, this time focusing on Macs , and more specifically on future generations of Apple brand computers. According to him, we should indeed expect big changes in 2020 or 2021.
And again, this is nothing to say since the Californian company would quite simply consider launching new machines … powered by ARM type chips.
According to the analyst, Apple and TSMC have indeed made a merger recently and the two companies are even on the verge of reaching an agreement for the next five years.
Apple would consider switching Macs to ARM from 2020-2021
However, the agreement in question would not focus only on the Bionic chips present in the iPhone and iPad Pro. In reality, Apple would also have asked its partner to work on chips capable of animating computers.
For Kuo, it makes sense for the manufacturer to make such a turn. By equipping its Macs with an ARM-type chip, Apple will indeed have more control over its machines and the firm will also be able to drastically reduce its production costs.
But the interest of such a passage is not limited to this single aspect. Another advantage of ARM chips is that they give off less heat, so they can be used without an active cooling system.
By turning to this type of chip, Apple would therefore potentially be able to design quieter, thinner and lighter computers.
A gradual change
This is obviously not the first time that we have heard of the imminent arrival of Macs running ARM. This time, however, the situation is a little different. Ming-Chi Kuo is indeed not the only one to evoke such a launch. Mark Gurman has done the same recently, also referring to the year 2020 as a year of transition.
It should be noted, however, that the company will probably not opt for a total changeover. As Apple Insider indicates , this change should be done gradually and the company may thus focus, to begin with, on its entry-level devices. The MacBook would also be expected to be the first to go under ARM.
However, switching to ARM chips would not only have advantages. Especially in terms of virtualization. In this context, it would make sense that the professional machines of the brand are spared.
At least at the beginning.