“Here’s another reason why Apple may consider making its own chips: as noted by MIT Technology Review, Intel has disclosed in a regulatory filing last month that it’s slowing the pace with which it launches new chip-making technology, potentially abandoning its “tick-tock” model,” Dennis Sellers writes for Apple World Today.
“Currently, Macs already go two to three years between major updates. This could stretch out even longer now,” Sellers reports. “If Apple isn’t happy with that, it may decide to make its own chips (which I think it will anyway).”
“The company describes the A9X chip in the iPad Pro faster than 80% of the portable PCs shipped over the last 12 months in CPU tasks and 90 percent of portable PCs in graphics performance. You can be sure that A10X and A11X processors are in the works,” Sellers reports. “Apple certainly has the money to make its own chips [for Macs].”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s only a matter of time.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]