Apple’s first ARM-Mac could come in 2021, and was surprisingly fast

Apple’s first ARM-Mac could come in 2021, and was able to surprisingly quickly

in Spite of the shift from product-releases, and delayed starts due to the coronavirus, Apple still seems to be on track to deliver its first ARM-based Mac in the year 2021, according to a new Bloomberg report.

According to Mark Gurman, Apple is working on a trio of processors for the Mac, based on the design of the upcoming A14-chip in the iPhone 12. The project with the code name “Kalamata”, has been ongoing since 2012, when Apple developed its first Mac chip is based on the iPad Pro A12X-processor, according to the report.

Earlier rumors suggested, Apple could with its first ARM-based Mac later this year.

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Of note, the A14-chip is supposed to process with a 5 Nm process, Intel’s current 14nm. A smaller manufacturing process enable to offer the Apple chips, which is both more powerful and more energy-efficient, the could make for a dramatic jump in Apple’s Low-end Macs.

Bloomberg says that the first Mac processors have eight high-performance cores and at least four energy-efficient cores, code-named Firestorm and Icestorm, or a massive increase over the 1.1-GHz-dual-core-10-generation Intel Core i3 processor, the recently updated MacBook Air. In the Geekbench benchmarking scores, for example, the latest iPad Pro A13Z processor is much faster than the MacBook Air in multi-core tasks.

Apple wouldn’t likely begin the transition with a new laptop, Bloomberg reports, as the first chips to be “able to rival the performance of Intel’s high-end MacBook Pros, iMacs, and the modular Mac Pro.” All of the new devices are likely to macOS the operating system, but Gurman notes that Apple will “explore tools that are designed to make sure developed apps that work for older Macs with Intel-processor is still to the machines.”

Most recently, Apple is moving away from 32-bit Mac apps, and launched a framework called catalyst that allows iOS developers to port their applications to the Mac. Apple’s recent transition to Intel processors was completed in the year 2006.

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Released on Sat, 25 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000

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