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Apple still plans to support Intel-based Macs for years to come

New Macs with Intel chips are still "in the pipeline" and the company is planning to support Intel-based MacOS computers for "years," despite announcing Arm-based Apple silicon.

Apple will continue to support Macs with Intel chips. 

This story is part of WWDC 2022, CNET's complete coverage from and about Apple's annual developers conference.

Apple finally confirmed its long-rumored plan to switch to using its own Arm-based processors for Macs at its Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, but that doesn't mean it's giving up fully on Intel

Appearing on video at its WWDC 2020 event after a demonstration detailing some of the benefits of the switch, CEO Tim Cook announced that while Apple plans to ship its first system with an Apple-designed processor "by the end of this year," it will continue to support Intel-based Macs with future updates. 

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The company expects the Apple silicon transition to "take about two years," Cook said, and plans to "continue to support and release new versions of MacOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come."

He continued, "In fact, we have some new Intel-based Macs in the pipeline that we're really excited about."