Apple to launch Mac Notebooks with Arm-based processors in 2021

Samantha Wiley
By Samantha Wiley - Senior News Editor
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In a research note obtained by a source, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says, Apple is planning to launch several new Mac Notebooks with its customized Arm-based processors next year.

According to Kuo, the Mac will have a competitive advantage because of the custom-designed Arm-based processors. Also, the overall cost of the processors will reduce by 40% to 60% if Apple uses its processors and does not rely on Intel’s processors. It will also provide a hardware change for Mac notebooks as compared to Windows PC. Apple plans to launch the arm-based processors in their desktops too.

Mac Notebooks

Kuo expects that the supplier of USB controllers for Arm-based Macs will be ASMedia Technology. ASMedia will benefit from the Mac Notebooks which will have support for USB4 in 2022.

The USB4 is based on Thunderbolt 3. The USB 4 will offer up to 40 Gbps data transfer rates. This speed is twice as fast when compared to the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2×2. With the USB 4 protocol, it also means that it will support one 5K display or two 4K displays over a single cable.

The USB 4 based on Thunderbolt 3 specification was published back in September 2019. It gave Apple plenty of time to implement it in the upcoming Mac Notebooks in 2022.

By Samantha Wiley Senior News Editor
Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.