It’s been (just over) two years since Tim Cook unveiled the first Macs equipped with an Apple Silicon chip. November 10, 2020 to be exact, Apple lifted the veil on the first MacBook Air, MacBook Pro is Mac mini equipped with an M1 system on chip. Physically, the machines were identical to their predecessors, but their performance and battery life for laptops were of a different ilk.
Two years have passed and the competition has still not found the parade. Apple has taken full advantage of its technological advantage commercially speaking. In a PC market that is suffering the backlash of the Covid, Mac sales have soared. In the third quarter, Apple reportedly sold approximately 10 million Macs, recording sales growth of 40%, while its main competitors were in the red. Result, Apple, 4th world manufacturer with a market share of 13.5%, is no longer so far from Dell (16.1%).
While the transition was supposed to last two years, Apple is officially behind on its roadmap. The Mac Pro has still not made the leap, which is now expected for 2023. On its online store, Apple also continues to sell a €1,259 Mac mini equipped with a Core i5 processor.
What could the Apple Silicon Mac Pro look like?
In two years, Apple has not been idle: it has reviewed the design of all of its machines with the exception of the Mac mini and the 13” MacBook Pro. Compared to the old Intel range, the Mac Studio has somewhat replaced the 27” iMac, although it should be noted that the Mac Studio / Studio Display ticket is significantly more expensive than the old Apple monoblock. Finally, the M2 system-on-chip has started to appear on some laptops. It is a variation of this processor which should allow Apple to complete its transition next year!