Apple intends to announce the shift to its own ARM processors in Mac computers at the upcoming WWDC Developer Conference, which opens on June 22.
The project, code-named Kalamata, is expected to make a breakthrough in the history of the Mac line. Since 2006, Apple has been using x86-compatible Intel processors in iPhones and Macs.
Apple will not show the first devices based on ARM processors until 2021. At the upcoming conference, the company will only announce a move from Intel processors to its own chips. Mac chips will be manufactured using a 5-nanometer process technology and have 12 working cores. The manufacturer claims that such a processor will be more powerful than the 10th generation Intel Core.
Perhaps, the MacBook Air will be the first Apple device on the new ARM processor.
One of the main reasons that prompted Apple to take this step is the stagnation in technological development, which Intel is now experiencing.
At the same time, insider Sonny Dickson said on his Twitter that will Apple also introduce the new iMac, which will have the "iPad Pro design language."
The device will have thin frames, as in the new Mac Pro with the Apple Pro Display XDR screen. Besides, the T2 coprocessor will be integrated into it to provide security functions and the AMD Navi graphics accelerators. In the updated iMac, a full-fledged SSD will replace the hybrid Fusion Drive.
Earlier, it was rumored that Apple plans to introduce a cheaper 23-inch iMac in the second half of this year, but it is still unknown whether it will be shown at WWDC.