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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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by adkilla on Tue 6th Nov 2012 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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Intel is still a very long long way to beat ARM on the performance/watt game. Intel is seen struggling to scale down its Atom line without sacrificing significant amount of processing power and features. ARM however, is now creeping into Intel's territory:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9231156/Early_ARM_64_bit_pro...

ARMv8 64bit CPUs are now at Intel's doorstep. It is only matter of time before Apple starts churning out similar chips at PA-Semi for the rest of their line.

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