Apple plans to launch extra MacBook models with Apple Silicon within the second half of 2021, in line with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as a part of the corporate’s two-year transition away from Intel processors throughout its Mac lineup.
In a analysis notice right this moment, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo stated that these MacBook models will function a brand new design. Kuo didn’t specify which models these will probably be, however he beforehand claimed that redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional models with Apple Silicon would launch within the late second quarter or third quarter of 2021.
Different rumored Apple Silicon Macs embrace a redesigned 24-inch iMac and a smaller model of the Mac Professional tower.
Apple‘s first Macs with its customized M1 chip, together with the brand new MacBook Air, lower-end 13-inch MacBook Professional, and Mac mini, started arriving to prospects final week. Models that proceed to make use of Intel processors in the meanwhile embrace the 13-inch MacBook Professional with 4 Thunderbolt ports, 16-inch MacBook Professional, iMac, iMac Professional, and Mac Professional.
Kuo added that demand for the brand new iPad Air has been higher than anticipated. Looking forward to 2021, he expects that the iPad’s development momentum will come from the adoption of latest applied sciences corresponding to Mini-LED backlighting and 5G assist. Kuo expects a brand new low-priced iPad to launch within the second half of 2021 — presumably the ninth-generation iPad.
Kuo additionally expects third-generation AirPods to launch within the late second quarter of 2021. He has beforehand claimed that the design of the third-generation AirPods will probably be “much like AirPods Professional,” however doubtless with out energetic noise cancellation.
Final, Kuo predicted that the “new Apple Watch cargo’s momentum in 2021 will profit from revolutionary well being administration features and improved type issue design,” however it’s unclear if he’s referring to the Apple Watch Sequence 6’s new casing choices like blue aluminum or to redesigned Apple Watch Sequence 7 models.