Apple Silicon MacBook Air & Pro to ship by end of 2020

The rumor: The first notebooks featuring Apple silicon will launch before the end of the year, according to DigiTimes (61% accurate).

  • Both a MacBook Air and MacBook Pro could ship before the end of 2020
  • This is the start of Apple’s transition away from Intel-designed processors

Our take: It’s pretty exciting that these ARM Macs are already shipping later this year. With the transition happening so quickly, it makes me question a) what the hold-up is on the Intel-based iMac refresh and b) why Apple wouldn’t just refresh it with Apple silicon in the first place.