When Apple announced its intention to switch from Intel to Apple Silicon, the company set a two-year deadline to complete the switch. In a few months, we will complete the first and enter the second half of the transition. A transition that still holds many surprises.
Ready for Part 2 of Apple’s Silicon Transition
In his latest newsletter, Mark Gurman declares that Apple will complete Apple’s silicon transition on time during its two years. While it is true that there are already many Macs that have made the leap to processors designed by Apple itself with surprising results, it is also true that now the most difficult remain.
So far we’ve seen the appearance of the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini that arrived in November 2020, along with the newly introduced new iMac M1, all with Apple silicon processors. With leeway until November 2022, the company is preparing for the arrival of the new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros with “M1X”, which Gurman says should arrive “in the next few months”.
“Shortly after” this launch, the Bloomberg reporter expects us to see new Mac mini, completing the 2021 arrivals and ushering in the second year of the transition. In this second year, we would see the arrival of the larger iMac as well as the new Mac Pro 2022 and its downsized version. Also sometime in 2022, we should see the launch of the new redesigned MacBook Air, computers that Gurman says will support MagSafe.
Second half of a transition that is going more and more, both for the general public and for the most technophiles.
Since the Mac Pro is Apple’s most powerful computer, we all hope it will be the last to make the leap to Apple’s silicon. In fact, Mark Gurman himself has revealed in the past that Apple is working on 20-core and 40-core processors for use in the smaller Mac Pro. As for his older brother Gurman, he agrees with other rumors that he would be renewed with an Intel Ice Lake Xeon W-3300 before making the big leap to Apple processors.
With all this information, the truth is that we have a very interesting end of year 2021. And all this without counting the arrival of the new iPhone 13, which rumors are starting to present as very interesting, the new Apple Watch Series 7 and other elements that may well surprise everyone.
Apple’s transition to silicon is the best of the various transitions Apple has made in the past. While those of us in Apple news circles are mindful of all delays and changes, the truth is, for the general public, the transition comes down to more power and more battery, without compromise. , only improvements.