MacBook 2021 Range Tipped to Include Both Intel and Apple Silicon Models

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently suggested that redesigned Macbook models with Apple Silicon will debut in second half of 2021.

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MacBook 2021 Range Tipped to Include Both Intel and Apple Silicon Models

New MacBook models with Apple M1 chip were launched earlier this month

Highlights
  • There may be new Intel-based MacBook models launched next year
  • Apple is reported to be working on new Mac desktops as well
  • Redesigns for 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are expected

MacBook models in 2021 are tipped to have both Apple Silicon and Intel chips as options. This comes after noted TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released his predictions for the possible launch timeline of the redesigned Macbook range with the new Apple Silicon. He claims that a redesign for the Apple Silicon-based MacBook line-up will be launched in the second half of 2021. However, a new leak claims that the redesigned MacBook range may also see Intel-powered models next year.

Noted tipster "L0vetodream" adds that the redesigned MacBook models expected to launch in the second half of 2021 will not only be Apple Silicon-based. He retweeted a MacRumors report on Kuo's predictions adding “not only for Silicon”, hinting that company will not only launch Apple Silicon-powered MacBook models. It is therefore presumed that the tipster may be implying that more Intel-powered MacBooks will be part of the redesign strategy as well.

At WWDC, Apple announced its intentions to reduce its reliance on Intel chips for its Mac line-up. The company said it would take about two years for the entire Mac line-up to transition to the new Apple Silicon chips. Just earlier this month, the Cupertino giant introduced new versions of its popular MacBook Pro 13-inch, MacBook Air, and Mac mini computers powered by its in-house Apple M1 SoC. This new processor features eight cores (four high-power and four power-efficient) as well as a custom integrated GPU.

However, this new leak claims that Apple will launch more Intel-based MacBook models. It is possible that 2021 may see redesigned Intel-based MacBook models as a complete transition to Apple chips might need more time.

Kuo previously reported Apple's redesigning plans are for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. He has also indicated the arrival of refreshed Mac desktops. These may include the rumoured 24-inch iMac with a new design as well as a smaller version of the Mac Pro.


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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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