Apple uses an Arm-based architecture for its A-series chips in the iPhone and iPad, and each year, those chips get faster and more efficient. In fact, when introducing the latest A12 and A13 chips, Apple has made it a point to emphasize that these chips are faster than many Intel-based chips in competing devices.
The 2018 iPad Pro models with A12X chips, for example, are close in speed to the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro models… With Apple closing the speed gap between Arm and x86, there’s no reason why many of the company’s notebook machines (and even desktop machines) couldn’t be powered by Arm-based chips instead of standard Intel chips…
Apple is said to be aiming to transition to its own Arm-based chips starting in 2020, though the transition period could take some time.
MacDailyNews Take: The sooner the better!
Intel is well-past its glory days. Today, Intel’s claim to fame – besides not being able to make modem chips very well – is peddling inefficient, embarrassing, fatally-flawed junk. — MacDailyNews, May 15, 2019