Apple announced for the first time at this year’s WWDC Developers Conference that it will move the MacBook from the Intel platform to the ARM platform. Compared with the traditional x86 platform, the ARM platform equipment is more power-saving.
However, we all know that the A-series is an ARM processor developed by Apple, not developed in cooperation with Intel. Therefore, without the Intel processor, the MacBook should no longer be able to use Intel’s Thunderbolt technology.
However, an Apple spokesperson said today that Apple’s upcoming MacBook with an ARM processor will also be supported Intel’s Thunderbolt technology.
“Over a decade ago, Apple partnered with Intel to design and develop Thunderbolt, and today our customers enjoy the speed and flexibility it brings to every Mac. We remain committed to the future of Thunderbolt and will support it in Macs with Apple silicon,” commented an Apple spokesperson, in a statement to The Verge.
Apple said at the WWDC conference that the first Mac with an ARM processor will be available before the end of this year, and it is expected that it will take a total of two years for the migration plan to be fully completed.