From Alex Blake’s “A revolutionary MacBook is coming, and the clues have been hiding in plain sight” posted Saturday:
Every year, Apple pumps out new iPhones and iPads with complete control of nearly aspect of the devices. That’s not true of Macs. To Apple’s chagrin, they still rely heavily on Intel for its performance capabilities and release schedule.
Building the MacBook around a completely different silicon architecture — chips from ARM — would solve all that. The idea of ARM MacBooks has long been speculated, but outside of the rumors and reports, there was never any factual evidence that Apple had a secret plan to ditch Intel and AMD for good.
But with a careful look at the aims of Mac Catalyst, it seems like Apple has been building toward its ARM-based future right under our noses…
Take Apple Arcade, the company’s new games subscription service. One of the key features of the service is that all of its 100+ games will run on almost any Apple device — your iPhone, your iPad, your Mac, even your Apple TV.
That may not mean much on its own, but combined with Mac Catalyst functioning on the exact same principle, it starts to look an awful lot like Apple is preparing us for this to become the norm…
And when will it come? Well, given the developer-focused nature of such an announcement, WWDC in June 2020 would make a lot of sense.
My take: Still just rumor and speculation. June 2020 sounds premature, though.