Nikkei: Apple Aiming to Produce 2.5 Million Apple Silicon MacBooks by February 2021

Apple is intending to produce 2.5 million MacBooks with Apple Silicon processors by February 2021, according to a new report by Nikkei Asian Review.

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The initial production orders for the first MacBooks with ‌Apple Silicon‌ are reportedly equivalent to almost 20 percent of all 12.6 million MacBook shipments in 2019.

Nikkei Asia's sources stated that the ‌Apple Silicon‌ chips within the new MacBooks will be manufactured by TSMC using a five-nanometer fabrication process. This appears to corroborate other rumors that ‌Apple Silicon‌ chips for the Mac will be variants of the A14 chip from the iPad Air and iPhone 12, which is the only Apple chip made using a five-nanometer process so far.

The report claims that Apple will introduce further Mac devices with ‌Apple Silicon‌ in the second quarter of 2021, as Apple gradually replaces the Intel chips across its entire Mac lineup.

The first Macs with ‌Apple Silicon‌ are expected to be unveiled on Tuesday, November 10, at the "One More Thing..." Apple event.

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farewelwilliams Avatar
47 months ago
plot twist: with next-gen butterfly switches
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
otternonsense Avatar
47 months ago

I don't want to hear "butterfly" from Apple ever again until they fix the issues and manage to make a good butterfly keyboard
Didn't you hear? Butterfly is dead. No new MacBook (Pro/Air) has it. I hope TouchBar follows too.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
monster620ie Avatar
47 months ago

Didn't you hear? Butterfly is dead. No new MacBook (Pro/Air) has it. I hope TouchBar follows too.
I must be the only one who doesn't mind the Touch Bar. :)
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chucker23n1 Avatar
47 months ago
I thought 17-inch laptops were a bit on the large side, but 2.5 meters? This would never have happened if Steve were alive.
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otternonsense Avatar
47 months ago

But recently a rumor came that said Apple is working on a new type of butterfly keyboard for future MacBooks.
OH FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE



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sniffies Avatar
47 months ago
Why bother wasting resources on a stale design when there’s a redesign on the horizon?
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