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Source: Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel

Codename: Kalamata

"Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel, according to people familiar with the plans, Bloomberg News’ Ian King and Mark Gurman report.

The initiative, code named Kalamata, is still in the early developmental stages, but comes as part of a larger strategy to make all of Apple’s devices -- including Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- work more similarly and seamlessly together, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. The project, which executives have approved, will likely result in a multi-step transition.

The shift would be a blow to Intel, whose partnership helped revive Apple’s Mac success and linked the chipmaker to one of the leading brands in electronics. Apple provides Intel with about 5 percent of its annual revenue, according to Bloomberg supply chain analysis.

Intel shares dropped as much as 9.2 percent, the biggest intraday drop in more than two years, on the news."
 

Slyguy

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Here we see some fallout from the Meltdown Fiasco.

Apple was not happy about it, Apple was one of the firms suing Intel. Now Apple takes action, and Intel loses billions.

This WILL NOT be the last of this.. Other firms are evaluating dropping Intel, many embedded systems that use Intel are moving away. Google and Amazon are working on their own ARM clusters and SOC's. Not all of these changes are evident right now, but will unfold over the years.
 
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Faybert

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Apple is reportedly planning on ditching Intel and instead use their own chips in Mac computers beginning in 2020. This new initiative is called "Kalamata" and its goal is to make all Apple devices, including mobile and PCs, use the same chips for greater compatibility according to a new report by Bloomberg.
Apple had been using the PowerPC CPU platform prior to 2006, when it made the switch to Intel processors. According to Bloomberg, Apple's use of Intel CPUs provides about 5% of Intel's revenue. Switching to another processor, would obviously incur a big hit on Intel's profits. The release of this news has caused Intel's stock price to drop 6% at the time of this article.
Bloomberg stated that this move would allow all Apple devices to run under a single platform. This would allow them to release new processors when they need them rather than waiting on Intel to be ready. Furthermore, this could allow them to add new features directly into the CPUs that would allow Apple devices stand out on their own.
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This also means no more macOS (OS X) in a Virtual Machine for those of you running an Intel machine without spoofing hardware/third-party patch modifications since Apple check the hardware and block if it isn't one which OS X supports.