Apple Could Announce Its Switch to ARM-Based Processors This Month

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Sorry, Intel. According to today’s report from Bloomberg, Apple is about to officially declare that it’s dropping Core processors from its Mac products and replacing them with ARM-based chips. The announcement will supposedly be made during the company’s annual developer conference, which takes place this month.

Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices are already powered by ARM processors, so the switch seems like a natural transition. The in-house effort will certainly give the company much freedom in terms of design, logistics, and more.

“This will be the first time in the 36-year history of the Mac that Apple-designed processors will power these machines,” noted Bloomberg. “It has changed chips only two other times. In the early 1990s, Apple switched from Motorola processors to PowerPC. At WWDC in 2005, Steve Jobs announced a move from PowerPC to Intel, and Apple rolled out those first Intel-based Macs in January 2006.”

Tsing Mui
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