Apple is poised to leave Intel further in the dust in 2021. The company is expected to release new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple’s M1 chipset.
These new laptops will drive Apple’s notebook sales as well as increase its market share.
According to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce, Apple’s M1 market share could jump to 7 percent from the current 0.8 percent, putting pressure on Intel, the reigning processor king.
Apple’s M1 chip was released in November 2020 and received rave reviews for its surprisingly fast performance. As a result, the processor grabbed 0.8 percent of the CPU market share in the first month of sales.
This market share is expected to grow steadily over the next few months. Later this year, the market share for the M1 CPU may jump when Apple unveils two new MacBook Pro models.
According to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may be preparing a 14-inch and a 16-inch M1-powered MacBook Pro. These new models may be announced and released in the second or third quarter of 2021.
Apple announced its M1 architecture in June 2020 and confirmed its transition to Apple Silicon would take approximately two years.
Apple is expected to add the M1 throughout its lineup, including new iMac, MacPro, and iMac Pro models.