Doubling on his forecast that Apple will dump Intel in its MacBooks and Macs by 2021, renowned industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reiterated that the company Cupertino is on track to deliver new ARM-based MacBook and iMac models in Q4 of 2021 or Q1 of 2021. Feel free to sit down, as this next piece of information may shock you: According to Kuo, the new ARM-based MacBook Pro will be similar to the existing Intel 13.3-inch MacBook Pro in both design and form.
Anyway, the famous analyst believes that Apple will definitively cease the production of its current Intel 13.3-inch MacBook Pro once the ARM-based version is released. Kuo also states that within the next 12 to 18 months, the tech giant plans to switch all of its Macs to the use of Apple-developed ARM processors, which would give the company end-to-end control over the entire production of its computer products.
As for the ARM-based iMac, Kuo says its arrival will finally bring a whole new form factor to its desktop computer – a product that hasn’t seen a major design update in almost a decade. Kuo says the new iMac will have a 24-inch display and will follow a scheduled refresh of the existing Intel-based iMac, which is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2021.
In addition, Kuo believes that Apple will produce an unspecified ARM-based MacBook model with a revised form factor in the second half of 2021, following another MacBook model with a mini LED display in the first half of 2021.