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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MOS6510
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2011-05-12

You would need a Mac with a touch screen for the best effect, but I don't think that would be very practical. It would be very hard on your arms. Even on a laptop it wouldn't be very comfortable.

I have a magic trackpad and I like it, but using it to control on-screen iOS apps would be guessing where to press your finger. Better would be to use the mouse pointer, but them multi touch wouldn't work.

Making a fat binary that includes version for the iPhone, iPad and a Mac would be a terrible waste of space.

Desktops and laptops are a different thing than mobile devices like phones and tablets. I like my iOS devices, but I would hate it if my Mac became a restricted device.

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