Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Sep 2017 20:49 UTC

Industry sources and analysts suggest that Apple is keen to expand its semiconductor capabilities further. They say the company is interested in building core processors for notebooks, modem chips for iPhones, and a chip that integrates touch, fingerprint and display driver functions.

Apple is building ARM laptops. The interesting question is whether they'll run iOS or macOS.

My money's on the former.

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AX Mac Mini please
by mlankton on Mon 2nd Oct 2017 23:03 UTC
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what would really interest me as a NeXT user since 1996 and Apple user since 2002 is for Apple to recommit to the desktop.

Everyone in the house has an iPad. You only need one every few years, and it's pretty much a web/email/eBay machine. Handy for the living room and bathroom, great for vacatio, but not what you want for anything that demands attention.

I had two Power Macs and a Mac Pro. After the Mac Pro took a dump last year, I didn't want a new one. Too much money for too little. I ended up with a 27" iMac, which I am typing this one. I'm happy with the iMac, but I don't want to buy another. This just isn't a machine that makes me want to part with $2000 again.

Apple realized they were undercutting the Mac Pro and iMac with the Mac Mini. They seriously hamstrung the Mini from that point on.

Much as I've been disappointed with each annual upgrade of mac OS since Steve's death, I'd still rather use it than linux or Windows. What I'd really like, is a capable AX processor in the Mac Mini that delivered good performance for average use at a good price. Ditch Core if you're just going to hamstring it in the Mini. Throw one of your proprietary cpus in there running mac OS. I'd get one. I'd like to see it happen.

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