Apple may ditch Intel in Favor of ARM by 2020

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As per reports, Apple might switch to ARM-based processors as early as the next year. The change might reflect across the entire lineup and should come into effect by 2020, according to officials from Intel.

THE ADVANTAGE

Apple’s Mac computers are similar to Windows when it comes to the GPU and CPU. This switch will enable Apple to self-manufacture CPUs, without depending on Intel. The ARM SOCs are used in the iPhone and the iPad as well as the android market.

The end goal, as experts say, is to make the app store common across all platforms, enabling a universal eco-system. This concept is currently used by Microsoft under the Windows Universal Platform. The project is called “Marzipan”

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THE PROBLEM

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The problem here with this transition is two-fold. Switching from x86 to ARM is not easy, considering the market Apple has. Plus, Mac doesn’t have support for gaming as it is. This will worsen the situation. Let’s see how Apple goes about with this plan.

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