The reliable liqueur, known as “L0vetodream”, today suggested on Twitter that the redesigned MacBooks coming in the second half of 2021 will include models with Apple Silicon chips and Intel processors.
The short tweet came in response to a MacRumors an article earlier today outlining a report by Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple plans to release redesigned MacBook models with Apple Silicon in the second half of 2021.
L0vetodream simply says that the expected redesign of the MacBook in the second half of 2021 will not be only for “Apple Silicon” models, which suggests that the redesign will come to the new MacBook-based Intel.
Apple has just released its first Apple Silicon Mac, which includes a MacBook Air and lower-end configurations on the 13-inch MacBook Air and Mac mini. While the new MacBook Pro and Mac mini still have some drawbacks over their more expensive Intel counterparts, they demonstrate better performance across a number of key benchmarks, even matching or outperforming higher-end machines like the 16-inch MacBook Pro. in some tasks.
As a result, L0vetodream’s claim is a bit curious, given that these redesigned MacBooks are still more than six months old, giving Apple time to further improve Apple Silicon’s performance.
When announcing the transition to WWDC’s Apple Silicon chips in June, Apple said the transition to Apple Silicon would take about two years and that new Macs with Intel processors are still in the pipeline.
We’ve already seen a few of those with updated 27-inch iMacs in August, and so many have speculated based on Apple’s competitive M1 chip performance that most Apple Macs will quickly switch to Apple Silicon only with dedicated models. like the Mac Pro and iMac Pro may take a full two years to make the transition.