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Mac with Apple-designed processor coming in the first half of 2021 (‘Project Star,’ perhaps?)

In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says a Mac with an Apple-made processors is coming in the first half 2021. He doesn’t offer details. 

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 96%. It’s just been a matter of time before Apple began making processors for the Mac, although some pundits were expecting to see such a device in late 2020.

Most likely it will be an ARM-based consumer laptop, the first in a long-term transition from Intel, followed by pro laptops, then desktops.

Or the ARM Mac could be “Project Star,” which a May 2018 9to5Mac article referenced. The report said that prototypes have been in production since 2018 and that the gadget will have a touch screen, a SIM card slot, GPS, compass, is water resistant and it also runs EFI (the boot system used by Macs). 

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.