Apple’s virtual “One More Thing” event is underway and, as expected, the company has started discussing its transition to Apple Silicon for Macs.
Apple first revealed its plans to transition from Intel processors to its own custom Apple Silicon processors for Macs during its WWDC keynote in June, promising industry-leading performance per watt. At the time, Apple said that it planned to ship its first Mac with Apple Silicon by yearend, and complete the transition in about two years.
Apple said that it will continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come, and it also teased new Intel-based Macs in development in the interim, including an updated 27-inch iMac released in August.
Update: Apple’s event has concluded and new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models with an Apple-designed M1 chip are now available to order. The first deliveries to customers and in-store availability will begin next week.