Although details about the processor are scarce at the moment, Renowned Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo’s statement does coincide with previous rumors that Apple is working on an ARM-based processor that is also designed internally.
What should users expect from this update?
Apple is slowly moving towards its custom chipsets for devices. It already has A-series processors and M-series coprocessors for the iPhone, in addition to the T-degree security chip for Mac devices. But it seems that Apple has been working to reduce its dependence on Intel completely by working on its custom processor to PCs and Mac laptops. And they could come as soon as next year, Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo said through Macrumors.
Although details about the processor are scarce at the moment, Kuo’s statement. Does coincide with previous rumors that Apple is working on an ARM-based processor that is also designed internally.
What are the advantages of this upgrade?
One of the main advantages of this transition could be Apple’s ability to work at its own will and not rely on Intel’s chip launch cycles. In addition to this, switching to ARM-based chips will probably allow Apple. To run the same applications without problems on iPhone, iPad and Mac devices.
It is worth adding that iPhones and iPad tablets already work with chip-based technology in ARM.
Furthermore, Kuo also hinted at his investors’ note that Apple’s next MacBook could work with the company’s own processor based on a 5-nanometer architecture.
This year’s iPhone and iPad 5G devices are even supposed to run on the processor. “We expect that Apple’s new products in 12-18 months will adopt processors made by 5nm processes, including the new iPhone 2H20 5G, the new iPad 2H20 equipped with mini LEDs and the new Mac 1H21 equipped with its own design processor,” said Kuo. “We believe that support for iPhone 5G, innovative iPad ‘adoption of innovative mid-size panel technology and Mac’s first adoption of the proprietary design processor are all Apple’s critical product and technology strategies.”
Needless to say, the new iPhone 5G, the high-end iPad with mini-LED display and the next Mac will probably perform better with the 5nm chipset compared to the current 7nm chipsets.