Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:40 UTC
Apple Another Apple-to-switch-Macs-to-ARM post. "Apple engineers have grown confident that the chip designs used for its mobile devices will one day be powerful enough to run its desktops and laptops, said three people with knowledge of the work, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are confidential. Apple began using Intel chips for Macs in 2005." No idea when Apple will make the switch, but they will do it. I'm thinking 5-10 year timeframe.
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MOS6510
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2011-05-12

That sounds like making something that's slower go faster than something that goes faster.

Why no optimize for the faster option and make it even faster?

iOS devices can do impressive stuff speed wise, but when it comes to certain desktop applications it's hard to beat raw power.

Still, it would be interesting to see if Apple comes with an ARM Mac and how they'd do it.

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