Apple is anticipated to launch new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional fashions with Apple Silicon chips in late 2021, placing elevated strain on Intel, plus driving progress within the laptop computer market share.
Taiwan-based analysis agency TrendForce says that though the Apple M1 chip was formally launched in November 2020, its market share solely reached 0.8% by the top of that 12 months. The primary M1 Macs included an 13-inch MacBook Professional, a MacBook Air, and a Mac mini.
The pair of MacBook Professional fashions geared up with a proprietary Apple CPU may the corporate’s CPU market share as much as 7%, TrendForce estimates. That, together with an increase in AMD’s share, may put rising strain on Intel.
TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo beforehand predicted that new 14-inch MacBook Professional and 16-inch MacBook Professional fashions with an Apple chip may arrive by the second or third quarter of 2021.
Apple itself stated that the transition to Apple Silicon, first introduced in June 2020, would take about two years. Different Apple Silicon Mac fashions stated to be within the works embody new iMac, Mac Professional, and iMac Professional variants.
The M1 chip has been well-received since its launch in 2020, and has delivered efficiency that beats even top-line Intel chips. The M1 within the 13-inch MacBook Professional, for instance, is practically as quick as a 16-inch MacBook Professional mannequin with an Intel CPU.
In late 2020, Intel was urged to make main modifications or discover strategic choices within the face of accelerating chipmaker competitors,