Apple believes the strategy of manufacturing its own microprocessors, applied to iPhones and iPads, made them have an immense advantage over the competition in performance, speed and efficiency.
Apple will abandon Intel microprocessors on its Mac and start using proprietary chips from 2020 according to Mark Gurman, who has an unblemished reputation when it comes to publishing about future plans for the company.
The news has come quickly to Wall Street: Intel shares have fallen by 9% in the last minutes.
It is not the first time that Apple decides to migrate the architecture of microprocessors in their Macs, in fact it is the third. The first time occurred when the Motorola 68K was changed, used from the Macintosh 128K until March 1994 when the company launched the first computer with a PowerPC processor.
At WWDC 2005 Steve Jobs announced what millions of the company’s fans never imagined listening: Apple would adopt Intel processors. Today it seems normal, but at that time it was inconceivable.
So Apple embarks on a long migration process that will culminate in 2020. They probably already have macOS running under ARM architecture for years. Surely Xcode will allow you to compile applications for the two architectures.
If Apple is able to make the transition in the same way as in 2005, consumers will not be affected. In return we will have much lighter laptops, much thinner, with much more battery and above all, much faster.
Using similar processors (or the same ones) as in iPhones and iPads, it is possible that the company is developing an iOS version for laptops, a new generation of the operating system capable of using keyboard and pointer, that is, mouse or trackpad.