Apple is rumored to be working on a new project named ‘Star’. Although there haven’t been any confirmations from sources, there are speculations that they are working on a new Mac.
The report fails to mention screen size, processor design, format or, perhaps most importantly, whether the device includes a keyboard. It does, however, speculate that Star could be the banner under which Apple is developing a widely rumored ARM-based MacBook or, alternatively, an iOS notebook. Macs have been using Intel processors and Apple mobile devices have been using Apple-designed processors since 2010. It was recently reported that Apple was going to move Macs to their own processors by 2020. Last year, reports revealed that company was working on a project called Marzipan to combine the codebase of MacOS and iOS apps, allowing developers to create a single app for both platforms. It would be similar to what Microsft did for Windows.
The new device also is classified as a brand new device family and runs a derivative of iOS. Device families are categories that describe characteristics of different iOS devices. For instance, iPads and iPhones have different device families (2 and 1, respectively). ARM processors already support LTE and GPS, which means that the ARM Macs could be more different from the current Intel-based Macs than we initially thought. A set of these devices have been manufactured by Apple supplier Pegatron and shipped to the company’s headquarters in Cupertino for testing.