Reliable Leaker Suggests Redesigned MacBooks in 2021 Will Include Both Apple Silicon and Intel Models

Reliable leaker known as "L0vetodream" has today suggested on Twitter that redesigned MacBooks coming in the second half of 2021 will include models with both Apple Silicon chips and Intel processors.

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The brief Tweet came in response to a MacRumors article from earlier today, which outlined a report from Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that Apple plans to release redesigned MacBook models with ‌Apple Silicon‌ in the second half of 2021.

L0vetodream simply says that the MacBook redesigns expected in the second half of 2021 will not be only for ‌Apple Silicon‌ models, implying that the redesigns will also come to new Intel-based MacBooks.

Apple just released its first ‌Apple Silicon‌ Macs, which include the MacBook Air and lower-end configurations of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini. While the new MacBook Pro and ‌Mac mini‌ still have a few shortcomings relative to their more expensive Intel counterparts, they are demonstrating better performance in a number of core benchmarks, even matching or outperforming higher-end machines like the 16-inch MacBook Pro in some tasks.

As a result, L0vetodream's claim is a bit curious given that these rumored redesigned MacBooks are still more than six months away, which gives Apple time to improve the performance of ‌Apple Silicon‌ even further.

In announcing the transition to ‌Apple Silicon‌ chips for the Mac at WWDC in June, Apple said that the transition to ‌Apple Silicon‌ would take about two years and that new Macs with Intel processors were still in the pipeline.

We've already seen a few of those with updated 27-inch iMac models in August, and so many have assumed based on the competitive performance of Apple's M1 chip that most of Apple's Macs will be quickly moving solely to ‌Apple Silicon‌, with only specialized models like the Mac Pro and iMac Pro perhaps taking the full two years to make the transition.

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Top Rated Comments

Prof. Avatar
46 months ago

I wonder why

it is awkward the 2016 "new form" 16" is getting smoked by Air now, there's no 14" MBP anywhere to be seen nor an iMac redesign
For professionals who can’t fully transition away from intel yet due to compatibility issues?
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Otaviano Avatar
46 months ago
No way this rumor is true. The best thing Apple can do is complete this transition as fast as possible.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oghowie Avatar
46 months ago
What ever happened to the 14" macbook?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robinp Avatar
46 months ago
Doesn’t say “apple silicon”. Says “silicon”.

Could easily mean that the redesign is not just new chips but more to it than that. Much more likely than intel
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
canyonblue737 Avatar
46 months ago
No way. I give it a 90% there will never be another Mac updated with new intel processors, a 100% chance there will never be a fully redesigned Mac with new intel processors.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
46 months ago
I think this is being misinterpreted
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)