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No new hardware expected at WWDC, first ARM-based Macs to come later this year

By Kenny Yeo - on 22 Jun 2020, 9:47am

No new hardware expected at WWDC, first ARM-based Macs to come later this year

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WWDC has always been a software heavy event. After all, it is during WWDC that Apple shows off all its new operating systems.

However, there's been a few times when Apple also showed off new hardware at WWDC. The most recent being last year, when they announced the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

Sadly, multiple sources have said that Apple won't announce new hardware tomorrow. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Apple leakers Jon Prosser and Max Weinbach have all said that Apple won't announce new hardware tomorrow.

This means that even though Apple is expected to announce its decision to move away from Intel and use its own ARM chips for Mac, no actual hardware will be announced tomorrow.

This rumour is corroborated by noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that we can expect the first ARM-based Macs to appear later this year in the fourth quarter of 2020 or in early 2021 at the earliest.

He says the first ARM-based Macs will be a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a new 24-inch iMac. He also believes it will take Apple about 12 to 18 months to fully ditch Intel and transition to an all-Arm lineup.

Source: MacRumors (1), MacRumors (2)