KEY POINTS

  • Apple has long been rumored to be working on its own (ARM) processor
  • A new claim says that Apple would launch the MacBook ARM this year
  • Another industry insider claims that Apple might introduce the discontinued 12-inch MacBook as the first laptop with ARM processor

One of the most requested announcements at the upcoming WWDC 2020 event is that of Macs running on Apple’s ARM. Since 2019, there were rumors that the Cupertino-based tech giant is working on its own ARM processors to equip its future devices. If the latest claim is to go by, it looks like fans would no longer wait for ARM-powered Macs, as the new machines might launch in 2020.

While earlier speculations claimed that MacBook ARM is in the works and might not come until 2021, the latest tip believes otherwise. The latest information comes from Twitter user and industry insider lovetodream. The tipster shared a tweet stating “ARM Mac this year.”

The tweet, although considered unofficial, is surprising. The Cupertino company has not yet confirmed that it will equip its upcoming MacBook with ARM processor. Additionally, Apple has not informed its developers about this.

13-inch MacBook Pro 13-inch MacBook Pro Photo: Apple

It is likely that developers are still in the dark on how to recode their apps to be able to support the new Apple processor. While many tech enthusiasts are excited to see the MacBook ARM this year, these are some of the reasons why they are willing to wait for more months or years to see the new device. The alleged move of the Cupertino company from Intel to ARM for its MacBook and iMac is more complicated than just changing chips.

One of the candidates that many believe to house Apple’s ARM chip is the discontinued 12-inch MacBook. Frequent Apple tipster choco_bit shared on Reddit that the soon to be resurrected laptop will kick things off for the Cupertino tech giant. However, the tipster is not certain as to when the company plans to launch the product.

The estimated launch window might happen between the WWDC 2020 and WWDC 2021. Unlike lovetodream, the tipster on Reddit does not think the MacBook ARM might be announced at this year’s WWDC but says he could be wrong. Will Apple really announce the MacBook ARM on Monday, June 22, 2020?

The industry knows that sooner or later, Apple would introduce iMac and MacBook ARM. The WWDC is just a few days away and by that time, fans would know if they would get a peek at the upcoming machine from Apple running on its own processor.