Famous Apple Analyst: Costs of ARM-Processed Macs Will Be Higher Than Standard Models

World-renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that the first Macs to use Apple’s new processor Apple Silicon yesterday would cost higher than standard Macs with Intel processors.

Apple officially unveiled its new processor Apple Silicon at the developer conference WWDC. In the news we shared yesterday, we mentioned the features of Apple Silicon processors that will replace Intel processors in Apple’s new Mac models.

Ming-Chi Kuo, the famous analyst who made accurate predictions about Apple, released a new report on Apple’s transition to the Apple Silicon processor on their computers. In his new report, the famous analyst focused on the impact of Apple’s processor change move on the cost and demand of Macs and Apple’s suppliers.

Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple’s decision to switch to Apple Silicon processors will incur additional costs. Kuo stated that Macs’ unit prices will increase due to the design change.

Kuo had previously suggested that the design of the 24-inch iMac will also be redesigned, and claimed in its report published just before WWDC that Apple’s 24-inch iMacs have been completely changed, with an Apple Silicon processor. Kuo claimed that before the release of the 24-inch iMac with Apple Silicon, an Intel processor model with the same design would be released.

Kuo has suggested that the transition of all Mac models to the Apple Silicon processor will take between 12 and 18 months. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that the transition will take about 2 years.

In his report released this morning, Kuo claimed that there will be an increase in demand for Intel CPUs before the release of Apple Silicon processor Macs, in the second half of 2020. Kuo said that with the widespread of home working model, MacBook shipments will increase by 30 percent in the third quarter of 2020, and MacBook Air demands will be higher than expected in the second half of 2020.

Saying that MacBook sales will increase by 15 percent in total until the end of 2020, Kuo stated that sales will increase to 16-16.5 million units during 2020. Ming-Chi Kuo said that the demand from home working models, which became widespread due to the coronavirus outbreak, did not only focus on MacBooks, but in the second half of 2020, demand for Magic Keyboard, Apple’s iPad keyboard, was expected to increase by 10 to 20 percent.

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