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Apple Silicon Macs to be Compatible with Thunderbolt

Alex Moore

| 2 months ago


Apple's Silicon Macs will continue to support Intel's Thunderbolt connection. This news comes despite Apple's decision to use their new ARM chips with the Silicon Macs.

Apple told The Verge that they will "remain committed to the future of Thunderbolt and will support it in Macs with Apple Silicon."

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With the change in chips, many expected Apple to move on from Intel's Thunderbolt products. However, users can now be assured that Silicon Macs are still compatible with Thunderbolt accessories like external drives, displays, and more. This news is also preceded almost immediately by Intel's announcement of the Thunderbolt 4 standard.

Apple's first Silicon Mac is set to release in late-2020. A full transition by Apple to Silicon Macs is expected to be completed in 2022.

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