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Apple is intending to produce 2.5 million MacBooks with Apple Silicon processors by February 2021, according to a new report by Nikkei Asian Review.

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The initial production orders for the first MacBooks with Apple Silicon are reportedly equivalent to almost 20 percent of all 12.6 million MacBook shipments in 2019.

Nikkei Asia's sources stated that the Apple Silicon chips within the new MacBooks will be manufactured by TSMC using a five-nanometer fabrication process. This appears to corroborate other rumors that Apple Silicon chips for the Mac will be variants of the A14 chip from the iPad Air and iPhone 12, which is the only Apple chip made using a five-nanometer process so far.

The report claims that Apple will introduce further Mac devices with Apple Silicon in the second quarter of 2021, as Apple gradually replaces the Intel chips across its entire Mac lineup.

The first Macs with Apple Silicon are expected to be unveiled on Tuesday, November 10, at the "One More Thing..." Apple event.

Article Link: Nikkei: Apple Aiming to Produce 2.5 Million Apple Silicon MacBooks by February 2021
 
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Dave245

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So a variation of the A14 chip inside a Mac :eek: it must be one hell of a powerful chip. I wonder if they will announce anything else, or if the event will focuses solely on Mac. I really want a new iMac with a redesign, my 2012 is old now but i don't think that will happen at this event.
 

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Due to environmental precautions, Apple will not include a charger in the box, but they will include a USB/Thunderbolt 4 cable...

Just $99 for a new charger (sold separately).

Additionally, courage will leave out the headphone jack and all other ports. Also forgoing USB/Thunderbolt 4 ports. BUT, you can buy a MagSafe puck for $79 that wirelessly charges via the Apple logo on the back of the MacBook displays and only works at full charging speed with said USB/Thunderbolt 4 cable, charger and MagSafe puck.
 

otternonsense

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But recently a rumor came that said Apple is working on a new type of butterfly keyboard for future MacBooks.

Edit: Found the rumor.
Why can't Apple just give up on BAD ideas and move on? Like e.g. regressing to split the camera capabilities between the Pro and Pro Max again with iPhone 12? Don't they learn anything from past mistakes? Who signs off these piss poor decisions if not a certain dried plum of an arrogant moralising accountant?
 

vmistery

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I’m really interested to see what they do in the larger form factor kit both in performance and graphics. This is where ARM based chips have tended to struggle to achieve penetration so far with the exception of servers. If the second gen kit next year is good enough I might trade down from my 16” Intel to a 14” AS.
 

vmistery

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Why can't Apple just give up on BAD ideas and move on? Like e.g. regressing to split the camera capabilities between the Pro and Pro Max again with iPhone 12? Don't they learn anything from past mistakes? Who signs off these piss poor decisions if not a certain dried plum of an arrogant moralising accountant?
I very much agree on the Cameras, on the keyboards I never owned one so cannot comment. Tomorrow I don’t yet know if I will go for a mini or a Max or just wait for an S year.
 

Moakesy

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"The initial production orders for the first MacBooks with Apple Silicon are reportedly equivalent to almost 20 percent of all 12.6 million MacBook shipments in 2019."

So basically they will produce roughly the same amount of laptops as they normally do in two months, as they concentrate on manufacturing new units rather than adding to the existing stocks of Intel machines.

Note this is production, not sales. I realise efficient supply chains don't like to overstock, but there seems nothing surprising here. It's a bit like saying "Apple expects to make a lot of iPhone 12's just after launch".
 

DempaX

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I would have preferred an all AMD Macbook but hope the  chips will catch up on software compatibility soon enough. I e.g. wonder if free software like VirtualBox will work with the new A14 Macs.
 
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