“Details about ARM’s chip roadmap… could enable Apple to introduce new breeds of ARM-powered Mac/iPad/hybrid devices,” Jonny Evans writes for Apple Must. “The Cortex-A73 is faster than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 740M used in some laptops in 2013.”
“Processors using this design should deliver double the performance of a 20nm 1.9GHz A57 ARM design that powered the 64-bit 2014 iPhone,” Evans writes. “They will also deliver 1.3 times the performance of the 16nm 2.5GHz A72 reference design that powers the current Apple A-series iOS chips.”
“Where these processors will really change the game is the iPad Pro, future iterations of which will become capable of increasingly complex computing tasks currently handled by traditional desktop and notebook computers,” Evans writes. “In other words, iPad Pro will be the only Mac you ever need.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Like most things, Steve Jobs saw what was coming:
When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks, because that’s what you needed on the farm. But as vehicles started to be used in the urban centers, cars got more popular. Innovations like automatic transmission and power steering and things that you didn’t care about in a truck as much started to become paramount in cars… PCs are going to be like trucks. They’re still going to be around, they’re still going to have a lot of value, but they’re going to be used by one out of X people. – Steve Jobs, June 1, 2010