Ah, there it is. New Macs with ARM inside instead of Intel Inside. Wil Gomez:
Allow me to preface my opinion with a warning. I’m wrong a lot. I can pick out the basics of future products but Apple has a tendency to surprise and disappoint and somehow do both at the same time. So, my track record is as spotted as the yellow snow we were warned as children not to eat.
Gross. But fair enough.
Apple’s own ARM design, the A10 Fusion series found in the iPhone, benchmarks as well as the CPUs in the MacBook and MacBook Air line, so why not? This would be a great way to introduce a far less expensive Mac line without devaluing the the value of the more capable MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, or Mac Pro, all of which can be made faster with new Intel CPUs inside.
Think about it.
A MacBook Air and a Mac mini with an Apple designed A10 Fusion-like CPU inside, a USB-C port, and a lower price tag. These are the least powerful Macs in the 2016 product line, the two devices less likely to run Windows (ostensibly, something an ARM-based A10 Fusion would not) so an easy way to segregate the less expensive Macs from the rest of the line.
An affordable, entry-level Mac? It could happen. I don’t think it will.