Apple will leave Intel and start using its own ARM processors on Macs
With the change, applications for iPhone and iPad will be able to run natively on MacOS
The American manufacturer Apple has announced that it will stop using Intel processors in its notebooks and will start implementing its own chipsets based on the ARM architecture . With this, the company is getting closer to having total control over the components of its products.
As the website Engadget explains, the announcement made during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 only confirms what was long speculated. Apple spent the last 12 years refining its chipsets for mobile devices, which are used in smartphones and tablets.
These processors are designed to have high performance while offering great energy efficiency. With that, the expectation is that the MacBooks of the future will have autonomy much superior to those that exist today in the market.
The company’s promise is that the chipsets that will replace Intel processors will have a deep integration with macOS Big Sur . All of the company’s software can now run natively on Macs based on Apple’s own processors.
This includes heavier tools, such as Final Cut Pro . The Microsoft also announced that it has finished converting the Office programs to run natively on Apple’s processors.
In addition, applications originally developed for iPhone and iPad should work natively on macOS. They can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store and should pave the way for a new generation of apps that work without major problems or differences between Apple platforms.
According to Apple executives, this change will be made as smoothly as possible. So there is an expectation that it will take about two years for the migration to be fully completed. Even so, the first Macs with Apple chipsets are expected to launch in 2020.
Apple representatives have promised that Macs and MacBooks with Intel processors will continue to be supported for years to come. In addition, the company confirmed that it still has new Macs based on Intel processors that are under development.
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