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The 'Bad Quality Assurance of Skylake' Resulted in Apple's Decision to Ditch Intel Processors, Says Insider

The 'Bad Quality Assurance of Skylake' Resulted in Apple's Decision to Ditch Intel Processors, Says Insider

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The 'bad quality assurance of Skylake' resulted in Apple's decision to ditch Intel processors, according to former principal engineer, François Piednoël.

"The quality assurance of Skylake was more than a problem," says Piednoël during an Xplane stream session. "It was abnormally bad. We were getting way too much citing for little things inside Skylake. Basically our buddies at Apple became the number one filer of problems in the architecture. And that went really, really bad. When your customer starts finding almost as much bugs as you found yourself, you're not leading into the right place."

"I really think I witnessed the inflection point about three years ago where they went and said, 'Yep, time to do it!'. Life is life and if people don't agree, it's okay. I'm not going to get mad at them. It's very sad to see what's happening to Intel."

Earlier this week, Apple announced it would transition its lineup of Mac computers to Apple Silicon over the next two years. The first Mac with a custom Apple processor will be released this year.

Take a look at the video below to hear more of Piednoël thoughts. Please download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for updates.

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The 'Bad Quality Assurance of Skylake' Resulted in Apple's Decision to Ditch Intel Processors, Says Insider

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