At today’s WWDC 2020 developer conference, Apple announced the transition of Macs to its own processors.
What does it mean
Now Mac devices will not use Intel processors, but their own developments – Apple Silicon, which are based on the ARM architecture. The main task is to provide higher performance with greater energy efficiency. “To make devices better!” – succinctly summed up Tim Cook.
Applications on macOS Big Sur are adapted for Apple Silicon. Optimization is already being done by Microsoft and Adobe. There is also Rosetta 2 technology, which will automatically adapt applications to the new architecture, and Universal 2, which, on the contrary, will help launch applications for Apple processors on Intel.
At the presentation, company representatives showed a Mac demo built on the Apple A12Z Bionic from iPad Pro 2020 with the new macOS Big Sur. Also for developers will release a special version of Mac mini. With it, you can create Mac apps with Apple Silicon. You can apply on the company’s website.
The first Mac with a new processor is expected this year. However, a full transition will take about two years.