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Apple planning to use its own chips in Macs from 2020

By Kenny Yeo - on 3 Apr 2018, 8:50am

Apple planning to use its own chips in Macs from 2020

The latest rumors about Apple suggests that the company could ditch Intel and use its own processors in Macs as early as 2020.

According to reports, this initiative, codenamed Kalamata, is still in the early stages but is part of the company's larger strategy to tie all of its devices more closely and seamlessly together.

The use of its own processors will give Apple greater control and allow them to more tightly integrate hardware and software.

It will also give them the freedom to announce upgrades on their own terms, instead of relying on Intel's roadmap.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, will also give them an edge over PC rivals like ASUS, HP, and Dell, who continue to rely on Intel for processors.

Last year, it was rumored that Apple was working on a new software platform, called Marzipan, to provide a more unified experience across macOS and iOS. A move to its own processors for Macs will allow that.

That said, there's little idea now as to how this will affect the functionality and user experience of macOS. Will we see a radical change in user interface? Will Apple stick to ARM or x64?

Longtime Mac users will certainly be concerned. But I think a more unified user experience will definitely be beneficial to both Mac and iOS users.

Additionally, Apple's expertise in designing class-leading processors could probably result in more powerful and efficient Macs.

Source: Bloomberg