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For several days, a rumor swells on the web; Apple would consider not using Intel processors in their machines. Which direction to take when Apple remain in the x86 AMD with no other choice ... with a slight gaze VIA. Or engage in 100% ARM.



Intel processors in Apple computers are fairly recent since the end of support for PowerPC processors in IBM Mac OS X was discontinued in 2009, knowing that the transition had begun in 2006 by the firm at the apple.





The most obvious choice  HP Pavilion DV5 battery to stay close to its ecosystem established since the end of 2009 would remain on x86 processors. The choice would be on AMD or ... VIA constructers only to offer a real alternative. We can obviously oust the two companies that do not reach the level of Intel combines power and low consumption. If this point is not necessarily important for a fixed machine, a laptop must have good performance while achieving substantial autonomy.



The most obvious choice would be to turn to ARM; two assumptions are quite viable for this change in CPU architecture. The first would be to facilitate the programming of operating systems (iOS and Mac OS X). Tablets, smart phones, HP Pavilion DV4 battery laptops and desktop machines benefit when a common architecture facilitating interactions between different devices, software updates, or progress on the core operating system. The second hypothesis comes from the fact that with the arrival of Windows 8 for ARM, Apple lags behind Microsoft would have a fleet of machines may be less powerful, but could boast of its greater autonomy Mac Book Air. One point on which Apple is a leader in ultra-portable.



But a rumor that seems plausible, but will require several months or even years before being checked. Apple has often been a step ahead of its competitors with even the iPhone, the iPad or the MacBook Air; it is quite likely that the  HP Pavilion DV6000 battery Cupertino Company we are short again. The change of architecture then imply profound changes in the range of Apple would be a long transition period would live an operating system x86 with ARM counterpart.



Intel has yet made the effort to launch a processor for smartphones and tablets completely viable on a highly competitive market. Great efforts have been made towards the giant  Dell Inspiron 1525 battery processor and it would be a shame to see her efforts dashed when he almost touches the goal. If Apple separates from Intel, it's a safe bet that the x86 will play his last years.





Intel sir, with your expertise and resources, would it be possible to see appear soon ARM chip designed 100% by you?

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Nov 22 2012 07:45 GMT tracyliu88

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