Last year, in the month of July, tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple will bring out 14-inch and 16-inch models of the MacBook Pro which would feature Apple silicon chips and an updated design. One has to wait a bit for these new models as they are expected to arrive in the market either in the second or third quarter of 2021. Kuo also claimed that the new range of laptops will boast of mini – LED display screens that would offer better contrast, improved brightness levels, and more vibrancy in colors.
For the longest time, Apple used Intel processors in the Macbooks they manufactured. They had stated that they would like to replace the Intel processors with the ones they manufacture on their own. But this is something, they said, would take a while to happen. There were also rumors about the Apple silicon Macs featuring a small-sized Mac Pro resembling a desktop computer and 24-inch Mac. A report, published by Nikkei Asia Review in 2021, stated that a new version of the iMac Pro could be released sometime in 2021.
The kind of innovation Apple is trying to bring in with its upcoming models of laptops and desktop computers is bound to put pressure on competitors who are trying to get ahead in the race of CPU sales. Intel, in particular, has been under intense pressure for some time. Last year, an article published by MacRumors stated that the multinational corporation has time and again struggled to fulfill the requirement of its clients. This led many of its clients, including Apple, to develop customized chips and other equipment in-house.
The first M1 chip developed by Apple turned out to be a fruitful experiment. On 10 November 2020, Apple launched the updated versions of MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini consisting of the M1 Apple Silicon chips. The new models were received well by the consumers. That gave Apple further confidence to develop technology and equipment on their own premises and under their personal supervision.
When one looks at the history of tech giants and the kind of success stories they have had, one realizes they grew faster when they manufactured devices or products by assembling together components that they themselves had developed. With Apple moving forward in a similar direction, one expects the company to become even more self-reliant in the near future.