Apple announced today during their WWDC event that it will transition the Mac to its own custom silicon gradually over the next 2-years. Developers can start updating their apps this week to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of Apple silicon in the Mac with native apps. These new chips will be used in macOS Big Sur, which enables developers to quickly convert their existing apps to run on Apple silicon across all platforms, including iOS and iPadOS without any modifications. Read more for a video and additional information.
Apple will aim to ship the first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of the 2020 and complete the transition by late 2022. The company will continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for the foreseeable future. Apple’s new SoCs for the Mac gives the systems industry-leading performance per watt and higher performance GPUs, while also creating a common architecture across all Apple products.
- Ninth-generation 8-Core Intel Core i9 Processor
- Stunning 16-inch Retina Display with True Tone technology
- Touch Bar and Touch ID
- AMD Radeon Pro 5500M Graphics with GDDR6 memory
- Ultrafast SSD
From the beginning, the Mac has always embraced big changes to stay at the forefront of personal computing. Today we’re announcing our transition to Apple silicon, making this a historic day for the Mac. With its powerful features and industry-leading performance, Apple silicon will make the Mac stronger and more capable than ever. I’ve never been more excited about the future of the Mac,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.