Apple might be moving to ARM processors, leaving Intel behind
Its weird to think of this happening, Apple leaving Intel for ARM, but its possible. Apple has switched what their Mac OS platform runs on before, the switch from PowerPC to Intel was a massive undertaking. The rumor of Apple moving again has been crawling around the interwebs for a while now, and sources are claiming that Apple will switch from an x86 processor to ARM-based chips. If this news excites you, then prepare to wait for some time, since the insiders are saying that Apple isn’t planning the switch until 2013.
Apple insiders have said that Apple will most likely start out with a generic ARM chip and eventually create their own to differentiate between Mac and PC hardware. They also claim that Apple will begin putting the chips in the mobile laptops and will later move them to their desktops.
The move to ARM would mean the next step in computer advancement because of ARM’s power saving techniques. Moving to ARM would allow Apple’s computers to run for long periods of time on the same size battery. The shift would also allow Apple to fine tune the OS to run perfect on the processors since they would (eventually) make the chipsets.
Only time will tell if Apple will make the switch; it seems like Apple might take their time with this seeing how they just released computers with new Intel chipsets. We’ll all have to wait and see before Apple eventually makes the switch.
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