Apple is Exploring a Switch From Intel Processors?

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Copperhead - November 7, 2012 at 8:17pm
This is where Apple starts to fall....lol. Steve Jobbs must be rolling in his grave right about now... My prediction is that by 2015 Apple will lose grip and stocks will plummet and stock holders will be jumping out of corporate windows of sky scrapers and many will shoot themselves in the head. Due to the amount of BILLIONS they will lose. Courts will be filled with females filing for divorces from ex-billionaires......lol - then SKYNET will start because Apple will be making their own CPU (hint hint)....
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Simon - November 6, 2012 at 6:50pm
Moving away from intel will be the dumbest move apple can make. It will be decades before ARM catches up to intel as far as desktop CPU's are concerned.
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Informatic - November 6, 2012 at 1:16pm
Apple ist not that stupid, they will never leave Intel!
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shawn - November 6, 2012 at 10:15am
Apple have had prototype Macbook Airs for over two years. Apple never had AMD prototypes since AMD cant deliver the amount of chips that Apple needs. Look at the performance of A6: per mhz its on pair with the fastest Intel. People also don't understand how computing work. Look at Android Vs iOS. iOS devices with 50% less raw horsepower often outperforms Android. Why? Optimisation and acceleration. WinTel/Android both use the "brute force" approach. Since MSFT/Goolge don't control the hardware they cant optimise the code. Apple (and other companies) that control both hardware and software can optimise its code. GPU/SIMD acceleration will always perform better then MHZ. The problem is the uneducated masses that believe that 1ghz Tegra2 is faster then 800mhz A4. They just look at the mhz. Apple will move to ARM within 5 years. There is no reason anymore to use X86. Since 2006 Intel have doubled its speed. Since 2007 ARM have made its chip 17 times faster. Last year Intel lost almost 25% market share to ARM. X86 have never been the fastest or best CPU. It have been good enough. SPARC for example was 64 bit in 1995. And that is REAL 64bit. Not extensions as Intel uses.
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Informatic - November 6, 2012 at 1:03pm
The post above is complete bullshit, A6 better than Intel Processors? Even bullshit would be offended if i call this statement bullshit. The first ARM based CPU to perform better than an Intel Processor was Exynos 5 (Cortex-A15) and it was better than an ATOM Processor (Atom Z2760). Do you really understand the difference between RISC (ARM) and CISC (Intel, AMD) cpus? Because if you really did you wouldn't even dare make such a comparison. At last, just so u learn something, ever heard of Itanium? "http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/IA64"
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Justabrake - November 6, 2012 at 6:47am
There trying to eliminate the competition and make the world apple only
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Anyno - November 6, 2012 at 6:09am
if they do it apple will fall again :)
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Eyez - November 6, 2012 at 5:06am
Apple is becoming the business no one wants to do business with. There thinking with there money instead of with there product.
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thetruth - November 6, 2012 at 4:47am
Go read Steve Job's book. He wants every hardware/software created by Apple only. Ditching google maps is just the beginning...
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JJ - November 6, 2012 at 4:20am
cos it worked so well last time...
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King - November 6, 2012 at 3:44am
Just dont! Did you forget what happened when you went to make your own maps, for your own good just don't.
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