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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Comment by v_bobok
by v_bobok on Tue 6th Nov 2012 00:33 UTC
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iMacs, laptops, mini? Maybe. Pro? hahahahahahaha

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RE: Comment by v_bobok
by 0brad0 on Tue 6th Nov 2012 05:02 in reply to "Comment by v_bobok"
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iMacs, laptops, mini? Maybe. Pro? hahahahahahaha

By the time they would consider such a move ARMv8 cores will be commercially available. They could design an SoC with 16 CPUs for example. Remember they did purchase PA Semi which designed high count multi-core PowerPC CPUs. The hahahahaha is on you.

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RE[2]: Comment by v_bobok
by Drumhellar on Tue 6th Nov 2012 19:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by v_bobok"
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Keep in mind that Intel has 10 core Xeons available (running 20 threads), with raw power far far surpassing anything that ARM has ever done.

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