Apple’s transition away from Intel to their own custom ARM chipsets for their Mac computers has been rumored for a long time, and it was at WWDC last week that Apple made the move official. There is no doubt that many are skeptical about the move, with some expressing concern, while others are excited.
We have been hearing for years that Apple is looking to develop its own chipsets to be used on its Mac computers, and at WWDC 2020, the company confirmed it where they are expected to fully transition their Mac computers to their own custom chipsets over the course of the next two years.
Apple is expected to launch their first Mac computer using their custom silicon chipsets later this year. There is a question of cost since no one knows how much these new ARM-based chipsets are expected to be priced, but according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it seems that the components needed to make them could end up being more expensive than Intel’s processors.
Now that it has been confirmed that Apple will be transitioning away from Intel’s processors to their own custom-made silicon, we’re sure that this has made it a bit awkward for Intel. This is because for the longest time ever, Intel’s processors have been used across Apple’s Mac computers.
For years, it has been rumored that Apple was considering moving away from using Intel’s processors to their own custom creations based on the ARM architecture. It looks like those rumors have finally been proven true because at WWDC 2020, Apple has officially confirmed that they will be moving away from Intel’s processors to their own custom Apple silicon.
The rumors are claiming that Apple is expected to make the transition from Intel x86 processors to ARM-based ones, similar to the ones used on their iPhones and iPads. The move makes all kinds of sense given Apple’s penchant for preferring to use their own tech, plus there is also the added benefit of ARM.
At Apple’s upcoming WWDC 2020 event, the company could unveil their plans to eventually introduce ARM-based chipsets to their Mac computers. However, there is a legitimate concern as to how they might hold up against Intel’s processors which have been powering Mac computers for the past decade or so.
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