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Apple to Switch Mac From Intel Processors to Its Own Chips Starting in 2020 [Report]

Apple to Switch Mac From Intel Processors to Its Own Chips Starting in 2020 [Report]

Posted April 2, 2018 at 6:30pm by iClarified
Apple is planning to start using its own custom designed chips for Mac by as early as 2020, replacing Intel's processors, reports Bloomberg.

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.

The move would be a big loss for Intel who gets about 5% of its revenue from Apple. Intel shares dropped as much as 9.2% today, the biggest intraday drop the stock has seen in over two years.


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PaladinLV
PaladinLV - April 3, 2018 at 9:24pm
"The move would be a big loss for Intel who gets about 5% of its revenue from Apple. " So, you think 5% is a big loss? Really! A big loss in comparison to what .5% loss? My question is what planet do you come from. Maybe the end result is Intel will now have more time to spend advancing some of their other products or reducing their employees thereby increasing their profit line. Endless possibilities. Too bad those that write the news can't see past the end of their own noses.
D4xM4Nx
D4xM4Nx - April 3, 2018 at 12:38pm
I don't think that both, VMWare or Bootcamp can possibly be canned, they're gonna find ways to work under ARM architecture. x86 and x64 compatibility may be emulated, one way or another I'm sure.
Ioannis Sakellaris
Ioannis Sakellaris - April 3, 2018 at 10:10am
what is the reason that they call it KALAMATA ?
Smartguys
Smartguys - April 2, 2018 at 10:39pm
I wonder how much more expensive it’ll be. They’ll be saving money on paying intel but they’ll charge us more because it’s their own.
Tech Jedi
Tech Jedi - April 2, 2018 at 8:53pm
I believe Intel was holding back technology intentionally to keep charging its customers. I’m sure parallel will continue.
Reader
Reader - April 2, 2018 at 7:30pm
And then No More bootcamp or parallel?
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