www. O S N E W S .com
News Features Interviews
BlogContact Editorials

Apple plans to use its own chips in Macs from 2020
By Thom Holwerda, submitted by toralux on 2018-04-02 20:10:17

Apple Inc. is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel Corp., according to people familiar with the plans.

The initiative, code named Kalamata, is still in the early developmental stages, but comes as part of a larger strategy to make all of Apple's devices - including Macs, iPhones, and iPads - work more similarly and seamlessly together, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. The project, which executives have approved, will likely result in a multi-step transition.

This shouldn't be at all surprising. Apple's own Ax chips are quite amazing, but still limited in how far they can be pushed because of the small form factors they're being used in. On top of that, everything seems to be pointing towards the latest Windows-on-ARM devices having multiple-day battery life, with which Intel chips simply can't compete. It makes 100% sense for Apple to put its own processors inside Macs.

55  Comments - Printer friendly - Related stories
Recent related stories
- iSH: an iOS Linux shell for your iPhone or iPad - 2018-11-12
- Apple walks Ars through the iPad Pro's A12X - 2018-11-08
- Apple blocks Linux on new Macs with T2 security chips - 2018-11-05
- Apple raises prices, and profits keep booming - 2018-11-02
- Apple updates iPad Pro - 2018-10-30
- More related articles

Tell a friend
Your full name:
Your email address:
Your friend's email:
Anti-spam measure:

News Features Interviews
BlogContact Editorials

WAP site - RSS feed
© OSNews LLC 1997-2007. All Rights Reserved.
The readers' comments are owned and a responsibility of whoever posted them.
Prefer the desktop version of OSNews?