How did Apple kill the MacBook Pro

Rumor mill: At least four more ARM Macs are planned

After the appearance of the first three Macs with Apple's own M1 chip, other models should come onto the market relatively quickly. This is what market observers assume with an insight into Apple's Asian supply chain. Accordingly, at least four more machines are planned for the coming year; it is still unclear whether they will all come.

The first iMac with Apple Silicon should make the start. Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes it could appear in the first quarter of 2021. Allegedly a "completely new design" is planned, as Kuo had already forecast in the summer. That would be sorely necessary, after all, Apple has been using the current aluminum look in principle since 2007. With the first M1 Macs - MacBook Pro with 12 inches, MacBook Air and Mac mini - Apple still had the old design of the Intel siblings set.

New iMacs and MacBook Pro models

Two new MacBook Pro models with Apple Silicon are expected in the second or third quarter of 2021. This should initially be a revised 13-inch model, which will then receive a 14-inch screen for the first time; Apple also wants to bring the 16-inch MacBook Pro into the ARM world. The latter was actually expected by observers for this year, instead Apple presented the first M1 desktop with the Mac mini.

The two MacBook Pro variants with ARM chip are expected to be "real" professional machines for the first time - this means, among other things, that they will be equipped with more than just two Thunderbolt 3 ports (possibly with Thunderbolt 4) should be equipped, as is the case with the M1 MacBook Pro with a 13-inch screen. In addition, improved graphics cores and CPU cores are conceivable in order to further set themselves apart.