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Apple's virtual iPhones and iPads. A new Mac Mini desktop for developers will be available this week running Apple's A12Z processor so devs can start changing over their apps to run on the new processors.for 2020 started Monday, and while it was a given the online-only WWDC would bring updates to the company's operating systems such as , new hardware announcements are rare. This year, though, we got news about , an Arm-based variant of chips like its A13 Bionic that's intended to run instead of or like its
promise to use less power while delivering the highest performance for the Mac, just as its in-house mobile processors have done for the iPhone and iPad. The Developer Transition Kit will include a Mac Mini powered by the A12Z processor, a 64-bit ARM-based system-on-a-chip designed by Apple and found in the . The kit will also have 16GB of memory and 512GB SSD for storage with a developer beta version of the company's upcoming , plus Xcode.
There will be a complete family of SoCs to run Mac laptops and desktops. Software likewill be able to using Rosetta 2. Apple also said Apple silicon-based natively.