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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load of b*t
by dsmogor on Tue 6th Nov 2012 18:56 UTC
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2005-09-01

A guy in bloomberg has a friend wanting to make some money for christmass presents by shrorting some Intel stock. He takes an apple guyl and pons him down with loads of loaded questions.

The truth is its more likely that apple foregoes the whole Mac line or puts Itanium in Ipods than going through (utterly piontless) CPU arch jump hurdle again.

Intel is much closer to reaching Arm in performance per watt than Arm to closing in on raw single threaded efficiency.

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