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Apple plans to announce its upcoming shift to Arm-based Macs at its virtual WWDC event later this month, giving developers several months to prepare for the transition, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

The report claims that the first Arm-based Macs will be released in 2021, adding that Apple plans to eventually transition its entire lineup of Mac notebooks and desktops to the custom-designed processors. This lines up with a timeframe shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said Apple plans to release several Arm-based Macs starting next year.

Arm-based Macs are expected to have several advantages over existing Intel-based Macs, including faster performance and reduced power consumption. Apple would also no longer be at the mercy of Intel's development schedule.
 

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With Apple getting into the mix, though, it is both good and bad for Microsoft. Apple's 8-core A12 Bionic Chip series brings some serious performance that outmatches even the Surface Pro X's Qualcomm-based Microsoft SQ1 chip by a margin. There's little doubt that Apple has an advantage when it comes to iPadOS and its own hardware contrasted to Microsoft.

And therein lies the rub. Apple is likely to see greater earlier success than Microsoft if it sticks to putting ARM into something like the entry-level MacBook Air.
 

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Intel is dead right now. AMD is about to head to 5nm with Zen 3 or Zen 4.
You are so worng Intel is not close to be dead.
They have been putting so much R&D into AI .
can't wait for a consumer graphics card+ AI accelerator.
And near +50 IPC uplift not including process node change is insane wait a few years and say goodbye to AMD XD.
 
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You are so worng Intel is not close to be dead.
They have been putting so much R&D into AI .
can't wait for a consumer graphics card+ AI accelerator.
And near +50 IPC uplift not including process node change is insane wait a few years and say goodbye to AMD XD.
They changed their focus, without a doubt. Much more AI/ML than processors by itself.
 
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