Gurman: Apple Silicon transition could be completed by WWDC with Mac Pro, iMac Pro, more

By Chance Miller

When Apple began the transition away from using Intel chips in the Mac in favor of Apple Silicon, it promised that the transition would take two years to complete.

Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that he expects the Apple Silicon transition to be completed by WWDC 2022 in June.

The company has a bevy of new pro Macs in the works based on the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that are already inside the MacBook Pro.

That includes a smaller Mac Pro with up to 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores, a new Mac mini, and a large-screened iMac Pro. I’d expect Apple to finish its transition to its own silicon from Intel chips as early as June at WWDC 2022. 

If Apple is indeed able to complete the Apple Silicon transition by June, it would mean we will see quite a few new Macs during the first half of 2022.

Gurman also corroborates that Apple is planning a new MacBook Air for 2022 with the “biggest redesign in the product’s history” as well as an updated entry-level MacBook Pro.

Finally, for the so-called M2 chip that will be the successor to the M1, Gurman says that we shouldn’t look for any drastic improvements in performance.