Apple will announce its first-ever ARM Mac at WWDC, signaling a major shift away from Intel processors according to Bloomberg. Per the report, developers would be given time to adjust their apps prior to the Macs rollout in 2021.
The company is holding WWDC the week of June 22. Unveiling the initiative, codenamed Kalamata, at the event would give outside developers time to adjust before new Macs roll out in 2021, the people said. Since the hardware transition is still months away, the timing of the announcement could change, they added, while asking not to be identified discussing private plans.
The new processors would move away from Intel, using Apple’s own built processors found in the iPhone and iPads. Bloomberg notes that Apple’s decision to switch comes from intel’s inability o maintain high speeds and performance. The chip architecture will rely on ARM, meaning developers will need time to correctly optimize their apps for the new chips.
Initial reports that Apple would announce such a change at a developer conference were met with criticism. However, given the nature of the transition, this conference offers Apple the ability to inform developers directly of the change and how they should prepare.
Apple is set to announce the transition at WWDC which is being held on June 22nd. Alongside the new Macs, Apple may announce its long-rumored AirTags at the event. For sure, Apple will announce its brand new operating system from iOS 14 to WatchOS 7.
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