Apple moving away from Intel, to build its own chips for future macs and desktops. Ending a 15 year-long partnership with intel.
Apple just confirmed this news in yesterday’s WWDC kickoff. CEO, Tim Cook officially announced that the company will be producing its own processor for future laptops and desktops. Making it one of the biggest changes in the company history. Now it will be producing its own ARM-based chips.
It will allow the company to control as many aspects of hardware production as possible. Apple affirms stronger performance, with higher battery life with its own SOCs.
Tim Cook said – “Having a world class silicon design team is a game changer.”
Now, this switch to silicon will bring its laptops in line with iPads and iPhones which are already using apple made chips. Which also means that now Ios and iPads apps can run directly on the desktop.
It expects the transition to take about 2 years and there are still some intel-bases desktops in the process which it will support for many years.
Apple software chief- Craig Federighi said that “ most apps will just work, with no changes from the developer” on the new macs.
Nothing is specified yet, but the 13 inch MacBook is expected to be the first to get the new silicon chip, with a redesigned iMac.