Apple’s computers have remained popular throughout the years, as the management to offer the perfect balance between power, productivity, and a state-of-the-art design that attracts millions of fans with every release.
When the company announced a transition to ARM-based silicon, many were surprised by such news, especially since the partnership with Intel seemed to be going well. While the first ARM-based MacBooks should hit the shelves in the following months it seems that chips made by Intel will be present in an upcoming Apple device.
Tech-savvy users who explored the latest build of the Boot Camp app have revealed that there are code references to a new MacBook Pro model. The device will come with a 16-inch panel and upgraded hardware, but it appears that it will also be powered by an Intel chipset.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro model was released in 2019 as a replacement for the 15-inch model, with the most notable change being the slightly larger screen. While that version came 9th generation Intel processors, the new one will sport 10th generation processors that are faster while also consuming less power.
A matter of support
The mere presence of the model within the Boot Camp code is proof that it will come with an Intel chipset since Apple mentioned during the ARM-themed announcement that computers powered by the new architecture would not offer support for Boot Camp.
While Apple is quite keen on the transition to ARM some users worry about performance since Intel and AMD have spearheaded the laptop and desktop chipset scenes for decades. Others worry that they have spent hefty sums on machines with Intel chipsets that might not receive support in the long run, forcing them to shift to the newer products even if they don’t want to.
It is likely that some customers might skip the new MacBook Pro models until Apple offers more details about future support plans.