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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Apple has announced that it will release Macs powered by its own Apple Silicon (Arm-based) instead of Intel chips by the end of 2020, but it has yet to announce a specific model or price. As for the price of Apple Silicon, it was predicted to be $100 to $200 cheaper than an Intel Corei 3 processor, for example.

In the meantime, rumors have emerged that the Apple Silicon version of the MacBook will be priced from $799 and the 13-inch MacBook Pro will be priced from $1099.

The rumor comes from komiya_kj, a leaker (a connoisseur who is the first to get and release inside information about hot products) who recently tweeted "iMac is Wednesday" . That one looks out of line, but his follow-up tweet, "iMac and AirPods Studio (tentative name for Apple's over-ear headphones) to be online by August 19," was supported by other famous leakers.

Now, he said in another tweet, "ARM MacBook from $799 and up, 13-inch MacBook Pro from $1099". Each is $200 cheaper than the current Intel version of the MacBook Air at $999 and $1299 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, respectively. Considering the above projections of the difference between Apple Silicon and Intel chips combined, it seems to be a generally reasonable estimate.

The only question remains that while komiya_kj says MacBook Pro on the one hand, he doesn't mention the Air branding when it comes to MacBooks. Tom's Guide, a gadget blog, has interpreted this as a possibility of either a major redesign of the MacBook Air or a revival of the discontinued 12-inch MacBook.

On the other hand, it has been reported that the registration of Apple's "rechargeable lithium-ion battery" has been found at certification bodies in China and Denmark. Its capacity of 4380 mAh and 49.9Wh is just the same as the current MacBook Air. However, the model number of the new battery is A2389, which is different from the A1965 used in the past few generations of models, so we're guessing that a new MacBook Air may be on the way.

Komiya_kj quoted the leaked information, tweeting that ''This is for the Apple Silicon MacBook (2020)''.

If the battery capacity of the Apple Silicon version of the MacBook Air remains unchanged from the previous model, the battery life could be improved as well, as the replacement of Intel with Arm-based chips is expected to save power. If that's in addition to increased processing power and a lower price, it could be an ideal machine for mobiles.

Source: komiya_kj(Twitter)

Via: Tom’s Guide


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