Apple Ditches Intel CPUs In Favor Of Its Own Custom Silicon Solution For Mac
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At WWDC 2020, Apple announced that it is going to use its own Apple Silicon for Mac rather than Intel CPUs. This will allow developers to better optimize and write applications for different Apple devices and cover the entire ecosystem.
Developers will be able to convert their existing apps to run on Apple Silicon. This will allow them to take advantage of the powerful technologies and performance that the hardware has to offer. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO had the following to say regarding Apple Silicon:
From the beginning, the Mac has always embraced big changes to stay at the forefront of personal computing. Today we’re announcing our transition to Apple silicon, making this a historic day for the Mac. With its powerful features and industry-leading performance, Apple silicon will make the Mac stronger and more capable than ever. I’ve never been more excited about the future of the Mac.
Apple is not ditching Intel right away. Products that are powered by Intel will be supported for the next two years. This should allow people that want to upgrade, to do so at their own pace. Macs powered by the ARM-based Apple Silicon will be available before the end of the year. So you should hold off on getting a new Mac if that is something that you were interested in.
The Macbooks were recently updated so it is unlikely that they will be refreshed this year. It is more than likely that the Macbooks are going to get an update next year. If you are interested in getting a new Macbook then you can get an Intel-powered one this year or wait for the Apple Silicon models that are going to come out next year, most likely.
With Apple not only controlling the software but the hardware as well, you can expect to see better battery life compared to the Macbooks that are powered by Intel CPUs. If what you are looking for is better battery life then getting a new Macbook might not be the best thing to do right now. In that case, you would be better off waiting another year or so for the upgraded models to come out that are powered by Apple Silicon.
The move to Apple Silicon is not really surprising, We have been waiting for this for a while now. Let us know what you think about Apple moving to its own CPUs and whether or not this is something that you are interested in getting for your new Mac or Macbook.