This is not the first time we have heard that Apple may be thinking about switching the processors in their Mac range from Intel ones to ARM based processors, and now according to a recent report from Bloomberg this is something Apple are considering again.
Apple engineers have grown confident that the chip designs used for its mobile devices will one day be powerful enough to run its desktops and laptops, said three people with knowledge of the work, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are confidential. Apple began using Intel chips for Macs in 2005.
While Apple is now committed to Intel in computers and is unlikely to switch in the next few years, some engineers say a shift to its own designs is inevitable as the features of mobile devices and PCs become more similar, two people said. Any change would be a blow to Intel, the world’s largest processor maker, which has already been hurt by a stagnating market for computers running Microsoft Corp.’s Windows software and its failure to gain a foothold in mobile gadgets.
Apple has been using its own processors, which are based on ARM processors in its iOS devices recently, and this could be something that they are considering for future Macs, when this will happen remains to be seen, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
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