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: Comment by Drumhellar
by Elv13 on Tue 6th Nov 2012 04:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
Elv13
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Would not make much sense. Apple invested tons of money into building one of the world top silicon design team. They have the opportunity, or at least, they think they have, to out compete rivals on raw power. All third party that's left on the A6 is the GPU. I don't think this is going to be the case for long.

They are aiming for a complete, bottom up Apple product that they can design in the direction they want. This is a very expensive dream, but is Apple dream since day 1. I am not so sure it is the most profitable road to world domination, but it is doable given you have the budget and will to do it. They definitively have both, at least for now.

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