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Old MacBook users about to receive bad news?

# ** Old MacBook users are about to receive bad news?** **In the next 1-2 years, Apple may stop updating software for older generation Macbooks using Intel CPUs.* * Not only introduced the Vision Pro mixed reality glasses, but at the recent WWDC 2023 event, Apple also launched a Mac Pro version with the M2 Ultra processor chip. This means that the transition to Apple Silicon has been completed after 3 years and “Apples” no longer has a computer model that only uses Intel CPUs. Apple Silicon is the process of converting CPU architecture on Macbooks, from Intel’s x86 to ARM on its own developed chips from 2020. Switching to Apple Silicon is Apple’s strategic vision to actively control the important components on the computer. For users, this plan will make a certain impact, in which in the next 1-2 years, Apple may stop updating software for Macbooks using Intel CPUs. TechRadar explains that it’s been almost 3 years since Apple released the first computer using the M chip. Based on the past transition schedule, the next version of macOS released in 2024 could be the last operating system. Compatible with Macbooks using Intel CPUs. After that, some devices may be stopped updating to macOS 15 including iMac Pro 2017, models released in 2018 and most models from 2019. And devices released in 2020 are still uncertain because they only 3 years old. “Even with support for macOS Sonoma, devices using Intel CPUs are limited to many important features, such as the effect of overlaying the window (Presenter Overlay) in FaceTime or Game Mode” – site *TechRadar * comment . The high possibility that Apple will stop updating software for Intel CPUs also comes from “historical factors”. In fact, when Apple switched from Intel CPUs to PowerPC in 2005, Apple created modern and compact computers, such as the MacBook Air. In 2007, Apple released Mac OS X Leopard. This was the last operating system to support computers using PowerPC CPUs because the next version called Mac OS X Snow Leopard, released in 2009, was only compatible with Intel CPUs. Based on the transition schedule, Apple will still update the software for its PowerPC CPU models for three years after the launch of the first Intel chip device. The first devices equipped with Apple Silicon were introduced in November of the same year with the M1 chip. At the time, Apple said the transition would be complete in 2022. However, it took longer than expected, the final device to complete the plan was still the Mac Pro. The first Mac Pro model using Apple Silicon was introduced at WWDC 2023 on June 5. That caused the Mac Pro 2019 generation, using Intel CPUs, to be discontinued on Apple’s official store. Completing the transition from Intel to Apple Silicon also means that it is only a matter of time before Apple completely stops supporting models using Intel processors, especially software updates. In addition to launching the new Mac Pro, Apple also introduced macOS Sonoma. This update does not have many major changes, except for some improvements to FaceTime. Although there are not many significant improvements, macOS Sonoma has stopped supporting some Macbook computers with Intel CPUs. Some of the standout devices on this list are the 12-inch MacBook, 2017 MacBook Pro, and 2017 iMac. Only a handful of devices with Intel CPUs have been updated to macOS Sonoma including iMac Pro 2017, Mac mini 2018, MacBook Air 2018 through 2020 , MacBook Pro 2018 to 2020, iMac 2019 to 2020, and Mac Pro 2019.



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