There have been several reports that Apple will switch away from Intel processors for its Mac lineup in favor of its own ARM chips as soon as 2020. Axios reports today that more developers and Intel officials also expect the move as early as next year.
Although the company has not yet said so publicly, developers and Intel officials have privately told Axios that they expect such a move as soon as next year.
A software site, we reported yesterday that the news that Apple could release its marzipan-esque conversion of iPhone to Mac applications by 2020. The company is said to plan to use its marzipan efforts to allow developers to make a single app that can theoretically work with all Apple hardware, including the iPhone and Mac once in 2021
The Maripan project originally debuted in June 2018 under Apple's WWDC keynote. While the company does not officially call it, Apple has released four new applications on Mac based on its iOS counterparts: Voice Recording, News, Home and Stock.
On the software side, this can be a smooth transition that Apple could create an Intel and an ARM-based version of MacOS. However, the hardware may prove to be a bit more difficult as Apple has to move the hardware to ARM-based chips, which may take a few years. The company must also make future versions of MacOS compatible with Intel chips, as there will be many users still using older Macs.
This Axios report points out that Macs are coming to the market with internal chips as soon as next year comes up with what we have previously heard from both Bloomberg and Ming-Chi Kuo.
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