Apple is long due for a shift from Intel CPUs to its custom ARM chips, and now it is speculated that the Cupertino-giant could make an announcement at WWDC 2020 event scheduled for June 22 this year.
The speculation arises from a report by Bloomberg. Apple has seen unprecedented success by using home-made chips in its product lineup, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods, and now it is planning the same for Mac devices.
The report says that Apple will announce its transition from Intel chips, thus giving the appropriate time to developers to make necessary arrangements for its first ARM-based MacBooks in 2021.
According to rumors, Apple is working on custom-designed 12-core ARM chips based on 5nm architecture. The homegrown chipsets are expected to bring a considerable improvement in performance as well as battery life.
Apple is currently working on three new chips, as per reports. One of them could be based on A14 chipset that we would see in the upcoming iPhone 12.
One of the major reasons why Apple is ditching Intel for its custom chipsets is the silicon giant’s dismal performance and inability to keep up with the timeline. Moreover, Intel’s chipsets have been plagued with issues thermal throttling and more.
Therefore, Apple’s shift to its custom chipsets should not come as a surprise to those familiar with the matter.
At WWDC this year, Apple is also expected to announce newer versions of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS.