The Details Of Apple's Transition From Intel To ARM Macs

Have questions about how Macs are moving from using Intel CPUs to Apple's own ARM chips? When will the first new Macs appear? Is it still worth it to buy an Intel Mac? How long will Apple support Intel Macs? Will your apps run on the new Macs? How about Windows emulation?

Comments: 6 Responses to “The Details Of Apple's Transition From Intel To ARM Macs”

    Fred
    4 months ago

    I read a MacRumors website article that says 2013 and earlier iMacs will not be able to run Big Sur. Have you seen any info confirming this. If true, I’m very disappointed since I have a late-2013 iMac that work great.

    4 months ago

    Fred: No need for guessing or rumors, Apple has the exact requirements for which Macs run Big Sur right here, toward the end of the page: https://www.apple.com/macos/big-sur-preview/ Looks like you are out of luck. But you can keep using it with Catalina for a while, I’m sure.

    mark
    4 months ago

    Compare security of Silicon against Intel?

    4 months ago

    Mark: Well we know nothing about the A-series chip that would be in the first Macs with it. Probably a version of the one that will come out with new iPhones in the fall. So far the security record of Apple’s A-series chips has been pretty good, though.

    John W
    2 months ago

    I need a new laptop to replace my 2011 MB Pro and am looking at MB Air this time. However, don’t know if I should wait for new ARM Airs and can’t find possible release dates for Airs, only MB Pros and iMacs.
    Are you aware of when they might be out?

    2 months ago

    John: If you’ve read the rumors, you have as much information as I do. And keep I’m mind these are only rumors, and rumors are often wrong. Sometimes very wrong.

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