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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Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

Apple would be idiots to do this, but then again what do I know?


Why so? They've got a lot of experience of ARM now, it having been the basis of their best selling products for quite a few years. If they think the next-generation chips are going to be competitive as desktop hardware, why would they be idiots?

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Adobe Suite, MS Office for starters ... although nothing in Apple's behavior says that it wants to be a company that facilitates content creation any more, but merely consumption.

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Adobe Suite, MS Office for starters ... although nothing in Apple's behavior says that it wants to be a company that facilitates content creation any more, but merely consumption.


Presumably that's why Apple put so much work into developing Final Cut Pro X, Aperture, Logic Pro, the photo editing capabilities of iPhoto especially on the iPad, Garage Band, etc.

The status and importance of Microsoft Office is declining quickly and will continue to do so. Almost no one needs Office anymore unlike say ten years ago.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Adobe Suite, MS Office for starters ...


There's already ARM versions of MS Office for Windows, so I don't know where you get this idea that Adobe nor MS couldn't cross-compile their software if Apple decided to support ARM on their desktop OS.

Edited 2012-11-06 10:21 UTC

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