Apple revolution
Apple processor

Apple revolution

Goodbye to intel

Goodbye to Intel – Apple is finally confirming what has been countless rumors and assessments in recent years: Self-development ARM chips are also expanding into the world of MacOS and gradually replacing the familiar x86 processors

Revolution?

Apple’s virtual WWDC conference has provided us with glimpses of up-to-date operating systems for iPhones, iPods, and Apple Watch – and in a huge and far-reaching line for PCs, which will soon become even more similar to the company’s more compact smartphones.

In recent years, we have seen Apple take a number of important steps to fulfill this vision – developing its own processing cores based on ARM architecture,

developing its own graphical cores, and discontinuing Imagination Technologies’ intellectual property, launching its own programming languages ​​and new development frameworks with Metal and -Swift, developing its own security and storage engines, and more.

All with the aim of maximizing performance potential from existing hardware and having comprehensive control over it, regardless of external decisions and development processes that may create bottlenecks for it.

Expected

Many assumed that the progress and meteoric performance in the performance and capabilities of the Apple and Apple Bionic chips, along with a much slower development in Intel’s x86 processors that Apple has used all its computers since the big move from PowerPC architecture in 2006, will eventually lead to the move Request for consolidation of hardware and frameworks.

Now we know this is really happening – Apple already has a dedicated Mac Mini Developer Kit for developers, and a plan to gradually move all Mac products to ARM chips by the end of 2022.

How

The move to support ARM chips will be graded, will officially begin at the end of the current year, and will end in about two years, during which we will see x86 models with Intel processors being sold alongside new versions of ARM processors.

and although Apple has not publicly promised this Estimate that the move will begin on compact laptops with chips that are very similar in capabilities to those already available on leading iPad Pros, and will later reach the company’s desktop PCs that will need greater processing power we haven’t seen in the company’s chipsets. (especially when it comes to Mac Pros) The expensive and prestigious that now include Xeon processors with dozens of cores).

what about Intel

Intel is emerging as the main casualty of this new development, with a big customer loss like Apple after 15 years of blossoming partnerships, and AMD that provides Apple with dedicated video cards may find itself out of the picture below – Macs could theoretically continue to use Radeon cards even with processors ARM, but with the advancement of the chip.

engineering company, it is not surprising that at some point the company will also provide itself with all the graphics processing chips it needs, from small to large depending on the requirements of each machine.

Will they succeed?

Is it possible that Apple’s success in the field will lead to more companies in the field that are considering defecting the good old x86 world to the forefront of more efficient and cost-effective ARM products? Microsoft itself is pushing for increased Windows 10 support in the alternative version tailored to support Qualcomm’s ARM chips, so this option should probably not be ruled out.

 

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