Some redesigned Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models set for launch in 2021 may still have Intel processors under the hood, a known leaker reveals.
A popular leaker hinted that some redesigned MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro models set for launch next year may ship with either the new Apple Silicon M1 or Intel processors. This fueled rumors that the Cupertino-based company may not be completely ditching Intel for the time being. Nevertheless, the leaker's Twitter post itself is so vague that it is uncertain whether some redesigned MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models set for release in 2021 will still have Intel processors.
The Twitter account @L0vetodream has leaked lots of accurate information about Apple announcements on their products and services in the past. In fact, many industry observers often cite the information provided by the leaker in their own analysis of what the Cupertino-based tech giant plans to do in the future. About half-past midnight last Nov 26, @L0vetodream posted a vague tweet stating that redesigned MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, expected for release in the second half of 2021, are not reserved for Apple Silicon models alone, which imply the redesigns will also cover possibly new Intel-based MacBooks.
not only for Silicon https://t.co/mEbI51qg11 — 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) November 25, 2020
"Not only for Silicon," @L0vetodream captioned in the account's retweet of an article posted on MacRumors.com where analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said 'Redesigned MacBooks With Apple Silicon to Launch in Second Half of 2021.' MacRumors published Kuo's report late Monday and posted a link to the report on Twitter. The @L0vetodream lost no time in immediately retweeting the post and captioning it with a vague sentence that appears to indicate redesigned MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models set for launch in 2021 are not limited to Apple Silicon Macs. For some, this is a subtle hint that some Apple MacBook models may still have Intel processors.
Apple M1 processor will boost MacBook shipments to 17.1 million units in 2021. M1 Chip in MacBook Air Outperforms High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro which was powered by intel i9 chip.#AppleEvent #AppleM1 #AppleSilicon #Macbook #MacbookAir #MacbookPro #TechSaala pic.twitter.com/msfzCBORsv — TechSaala (@Tech_Saala) November 12, 2020
The account @L0vetodream's Twitter post, however, seems to directly contrast with the statement of Greg Joswiak, SVP at Apple, during an interview about M1 processors. "When we said we would support Intel systems for years to come, that was talking about the operating system," Joswiak said. While the Cupertino tech giant previously made a comment that future Intel hardware is forthcoming, Apple's SVP said that Apple's statement referred to machines with Intel systems already in the pipeline. "That very next month, we introduced an Intel-based iMac," Joswiak recalled. As to whether some redesigned MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models set for launch in 2021 will still have Intel processors, only Apple knows. In the meantime, the company may continue to release its high-end Intel-powered machines to support particular workflows, though, with the processing power of M1 machines, such may not be necessary anymore.