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2021: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES

With the introduction of a 5G iPhone, a superfast M1 chip for the Mac, a bunch of hardware like AirPods Max, Apple Watch SE, and HomePod mini, and significant investments in its services division, Apple had a stellar year in 2020. But the future is just around the corner, and even greater innovations await. Let’s take a look at what the company has up its sleeve.

BUILDING ON THE SUCCESS OF THE M1 CHIP

Perhaps one of Apple’s biggest “wins” in 2020 was the transition from Intel processors to new custom silicon alternatives, developed in-house and designed exclusively for macOS devices. Although the two Californian companies have enjoyed a long, fruitful relationship, dating back to 2006 when Apple released a new MacBook Pro and iMac, Intel has failed to innovate in recent years, and thus Apple’s machines have struggled to stand up against its competitors’. Back at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2020, Apple confirmed that the transition from Intel to M1-based chips would take two years, and in November, , and that the rest of the Mac family needs to be given the M1 treatment as we enter 2021.

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