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Analyst: 13.3-inch MacBook Pro to be the first with Apple Silicon

Apple has said that its entire Mac line-up will transfer from Intel processors to Apple Silicon over the next few years. In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro is likely to be the first product to benefit from the transition.

He expects it to launch later this year or perhaps in early 2021 (Apple has said the first Apple Silicon Macs will roll out this year) Kuo also expects a 13-inch MacBook Air around the same time. 

He also still predicts that Apple intends to launch a mini-LED 16-inch ‌‌MacBook Pro‌‌ and a 14.1-inch ‌MacBook Pro in the second or third quarter of 2021. He says that both will have an “all-new form factor design.” Kuo’s latest note doesn’t mention a 24-inch iMac with Apple Silicon that he had previously predicted. 

Apple Silicon is, per Apple, “world-class custom silicon to deliver industry-leading performance and powerful new technologies.” It involves customized ARM technology, as well as Apple’s own System on a Chip.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks we’ll see a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro AND a 24-inch iMac with Apple Silicon in time for the holidays.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.