ARM-based Macs could be 50% or even 100% faster than Intel ones

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The replacement for the 13-inch MacBook supposedly will be one of the first ARM-based Macs.
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WWDC 2020 The first Macs running ARM-based processors designed by Apple could be out as early as the fourth quarter of 2020, according to trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. This will supposedly bring significant performance gains.

We’ll possibly know for sure tomorrow, as Apple will supposedly reveal its plans to move macOS to its A-series processors at WWDC 2020.

First ARM-based Mac could be a 12-inch MacBook with butterfly keyboard

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The 12-inch MacBook could come back as the first macOS computer without an Intel chip.
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Apple’s first ARM-based computer will be a very slim and light MacBook, according to a leaker claiming inside information and sources in Apple’s supply chain. The Mac-makers move away from Intel chips will begin with a 12-inch MacBook that supposedly will include the controversial butterfly keyboard.

Apple could confirm Mac’s transition to ARM chips at WWDC 2020

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The move we've all been waiting for is finally getting close.
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Apple reportedly will confirm the Mac’s transition to ARM chips during its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 22.

The company has been using Intel processors inside the Mac since it ditched PowerPC chips in 2006. But speculation regarding a move to custom CPUs has been growing as Apple’s own chips have become incredibly powerful.

We may not see an ARM-powered Mac this year, however. Sources say Apple plans to announce the initiative, code-named Kalamata, at WWDC 2020. That would give developers time to adjust before the first ARM Macs arrive in 2021.