ARM intel at WWDC 2020?

WWDC 2020.

WWDC 2020. © Apple.

The ARMisation of the Mac rumour mill is still going, and gaining steam. After the story broken by Ming-Chi Kuo last February, now, Bloomberg says that Apple will be announcing the transitioning of Mac to ARM processors during the keynote speech at the upcoming WWDC 2020 conference, on June 22. That would be exactly 15 years after Steve Jobs announced Apple’s transition from PowerPC to Intel x86, at WWDC 2005. At least three new ARM Macs are in the works, one of which will run on the A14, Apple’s future processor for iPhone and Ipad. Apple will gradually transition its entire line of products, from the MacBook to the Mac Pro to the iMac. Mac processors are made by TSMC “using a 5-nanometer production technique”. The project is known as Kalamata to Apple insiders. If the switch to this new platform is planned for 2021, it would indeed make sense to give developers at least a year’s advance notice. We can’t wait to get the full intel.

Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, “Apple plans to announce move to its own Mac chips at WWDC.”

Ars Technica, Samuel Axon, “Apple plans to announce ARM transition for all Macs at WWDC 2020.”

 

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