Apple is expected to release new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple Silicon SoCs this year, driving further growth for Apple in CPU market share, putting even more pressure on beleaguered Intel. The potential release of the new macs powered by the Apple M1X, which is unconfirmed at the moment, is set to further increase Apple's hold on the CPU market.
Taiwan-based research firm TrendForce says that although the Apple M1 chip was officially released in November 2020, its market share only reached 0.8% by the end of that year. The first M1 Macs included an 13-inch MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air, and a Mac mini.
The pair of MacBook Pro models equipped with a proprietary Apple CPU could the company’s CPU market share up to 7%, TrendForce estimates.
TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously predicted that new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with an Apple chip could arrive by the second or third quarter of 2021.
MacDailyNews Take: Rumors of a MacBook Pro with a 14.1-inch Retina display have been around for quite some time.
Of course, Apple could be saving their 14-inch Mini LED display for the ARM-based “MacBook” that most observers expect to arrive by 2021… — MacDailyNews, May 5, 2020