“Apple’s hardware cycles have been become anticipated events throughout the years. As the company is set to release a series of refreshed lines like the Macs, new information suggest that Apple wants to explore more chipsets for its computer line,” Precious Silva reports for The International Business Times. “According to reports, iMac, MacBook Pro and even products like the iPad and iPhone may be based on ARM processors.”
MacDailyNews Note: Uh, iPad and iPhone have always been based on ARM processors.
“MacBidouille cited a reliable source hinting at Apple’s interest in switching processors. According to the French site, Apple has been looking into releasing ARM-powered Macs that will also come with a ‘large format’ Magic Trackpad,” Silva reports. “The new magic pad will be incorporated in the keyboard.”
” Apple has developed a number of prototype machines running on a ARM equivalent of the OS X. More importantly, the machines are supposedly operating through a number of ARM CPUs with each CPU featuring multiple cores,” Silva reports. “Particularly, Apple has reportedly created an iMac desktop featuring four or 64-bit quad-core CPUs. The iMac mini [sic] prototype, on other hand, operates on four cores. Additionally, the report also claimed that Apple has created a 13-inch MacBook running on 64-bit quad-core ARM chips.”
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