As Apple focuses on its environmental impact and to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, the MacBook Pro will lead the charge as part of a surprising commitment from Tim Cook and his team.
Today’s news from Apple confirms that it is working with aluminum suppliers on carbon-free processing. As an intermediate step, the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be the first hardware to use a low-carbon aluminum and create a new and more environmentally friendly laptop.
The move comes as part of Apple’s goal of becoming 100 percent carbon neutral throughout the company. From the press release:
“Apple today unveiled plans to become carbon neutral throughout its business, building the supply chain and product life cycle by 2030. The company is already carbon neutral today for its global corporate operations, and this new commitment means Is that by 2030, every Apple sold device will have a net zero climate impact. ”
As part of reducing emissions during the production process, Apple is working with its suppliers on a carbon-free smelting process, and the first beneficiary of this technology will be the 16-inch MacBook Pro:
“Apple is supporting the development of a direct carbon-free aluminum smelting process for the first time through investment and collaboration with its two aluminum suppliers. Today the company is announcing that the first batch of this low carbon aluminum is currently in production for use with the 16-inch MacBook Pro. “
For the moment, this MacBook Pro will be unique, but it will connect over time to the rest of the MacBook range, then to every Apple product before the Mac family, the new aluminum. This is not an immediate switch-over and cannot have a ‘before and after’ public deduction date, so there is no way or consumer to specify that it wants new content. Instead they need to be satisfied with Apple’s knowledge of March Forward.
What they can choose is whether to choose the 16 inch MacBook Pro sooner or later. The current 16-inch MacBook Pro is the last new MacBook not to introduce one of Intel’s tenth-generation CPUs – both the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro were refreshed in the first half of this year for Intel’s current technology. A 16-inch machine update from the ninth-generation chipset is definitely on the horizon.
Perhaps Tim Cook is already holding back on that powerful update to display at the same time the ARM-powered MacBook Pro goes on sale to consumers during Q4 2020. What better way than for Apple to reassure GCati, though it is insistent with it. The transition to ARM will not leave the massive Intel user base behind.
Now read three reasons why MacOS on ARM would be good for the platform, and a threat that would have to be overcome …