Apple is already going top speed with Apple Silicon MacBook production


Apple Silicon
Apple will show off its first Apple Silicon MacBooks next week.
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Ahead of next week’s “One More Thing” Apple event, the company is ramping up production of MacBooks using its new in-house CPU architecture. According to Nikkei Asia, Apple aims to manufacture 2.5 million MacBooks with Apple Silicon by early 2021.

To put that in context, it’s about a fifth of the 12.6 million MacBooks Apple shipped in 2019. The report continues that Apple will introduce other MacBooks with its Apple Silicon chips in the second quarter of 2021. The goal is to cease producing any Intel Macs inside of two years.

Apple is currently gearing up to host its (unprecedented) third media event in three months. This event will focus on the Apple Silicon Macs first announced at June’s WWDC.

While Apple hasn’t come out and announced that, all evidence points that way. An AR teaser for the event shows an Apple logo opening and closing like a MacBook. Steve Jobs used the “One more thing” phrase when announcing the first Intel Macs back in the day. And Apple is promoting the November 10 event on its developer blog. This is something it very rarely does outside of WWDC, again pointing to the likelihood of new Apple Silicon Macs.

Apple Silicon at next week’s event

At the event, Apple will likely show off a new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, both of which are powered by Apple Silicon. There’s a chance that it could also mention a 16-inch MacBook Pro, which will ship at a later date. (This could be “other MacBook” referenced by Nikkei Asia as shipping in Q2 2021.) There’s also a slim possibility of an Apple Silicon iMac.

Will you be rushing out to buy an Apple Silicon Mac the moment they’re available? How long will you give the transition before you make the leap? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Nikkei Asia


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