Starting 2020 Apple Will No Longer Use Intel processors

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Must be a fun time to buy such an Apple system just to figure out that all your software designed for Intel CPUs won't run anymore (or run significantly slower at best). Way to screw over users and developers alike in one go. Thats the Apple we all know and hate. 🙂
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I'd laugh if they started using AMD ones instead :P
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I'd laugh if they started using AMD ones instead 😛
How would that help them to gain complete independence? It would be hardly different, aside from possibly being able to negotiate better deals since AMD is much weaker than Intel. This means they'll abandon x86-x64. But it's not like they would have been aboard that boat in the beginning anyway. First they used Motorola's CPUs, then PowerPC RISC, only then Intel. Now they are going for something else. It would be funny if it was ARM since it would mean super weak computers, even if the battery lasted forever. But maybe they will put their billions to actual use and design a totally new, modern architecture not burdened by a truckload of old legacies. It wouldn't be compatible with the old stuff since that would mean getting in legal trouble.
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Interesting, would love to know if, or how much the discovery of Spectre and Meltdown affected this.
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Apple is all about being proprietary.
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I was thinking about getting into Apple through the Hackintosh route so I could avoid the proprietary stuff. I wonder if Apple OS builds that come after this change will be able to run on Intel hardware at all?
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I ll definitely try to get the last intel macbook that they will do ( from work), and start searching an alternative.
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I'm just gonna copy and paste my reddit post on this matter. They have been saying this for years since Apple bought Passif Semiconductors. I honestly doubt it will happen anytime soon, seeing the workloads for media creation benefits highly from Intel cpu cores, and AMD/Nvidia gpu cores. A lot of power, which ARM cannot match. I could see Apple using their own design SOC's in budget laptops, iMac's, or Mac Mini's, but then again they just released the 2018 iPad 9.7" to compete against Chromebooks. Basically, they are competing with Chromebooks with a tablet. This alone should tell you this is bogus news. Big name blogs, news names, and companies have said this in the past before, and it hasn't happened.
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But they will continue selling $300 phones for $1000.
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It's usually THE argument that some programs work on mac better than on PC and that's why someone buys it. What would be the reason now ? I mean, I guess they can do that on phones and tablets, but all of the apps would have to be remade by their developers and still maintain some compatibility of both versions for years to come. I mean, Apple can't possibly make processor based on the existing designs as it would require licensing.
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Backstabak:

It's usually THE argument that some programs work on mac better than on PC and that's why someone buys it. What would be the reason now ? I mean, I guess they can do that on phones and tablets, but all of the apps would have to be remade by their developers and still maintain some compatibility of both versions for years to come. I mean, Apple can't possibly make processor based on the existing designs as it would require licensing.
If Apple makes a processor it will be based on ARM's instruction set, they already have an ARM custom license. Also you can emulate x86 applications on ARM, Microsoft is doing it with Windows on ARM. There are limitations with Microsoft's implementation though, specifically applications that use device drivers - it's left to be seen whether Apple's situation will be the same or if this news is even true (it probably is).
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But they will continue selling $300 phones for $1000.
Clearly a typo...lets fix that for ya... "But they will continue selling $30 phones for $1000."
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This will Hurt Intel big-time,not a good thing at all.
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It won't hurt them that bad, Mac only makes up about 5% of the install base. ARM cpu's are not suited for CAD like program's so they will have to keep offering either Intel or AMD on the high end models.
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TheDeeGee:

But they will continue selling $300 phones for $1000.
Cant blame them when nothing be morons buy them in droves. But alot of people are after the S9 and ditiching Iphones alot. Im suprised how many of my rabid Apple fanboy friends have gone to a LG V30 or Galaxy S9(+)
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Lol I love how we can't have an Apple thread without people randomly shitting on Apple customers for the dumbest, non-thread related reasons. Every Samsung phone I ever owned turned into a laggy, shitty, hitchy mess after 6 months and a few updates, I've had two LG phones that bootloop permanently after a year and my Huawei Nexus 6P battery dies at 40%.. Also nearly every flagship phone has a BOM of $300-400 with the exception of like chinese oneplus one things.. obviously they are marked up, how do expect these companies to pay the 800+ people working on a camera alone? Magic? It's not like Tim Cook is taking this astronomical amount of money home that's unreasonable - the rest of the money goes towards hiring more engineers/testers/software developers/sales people/support people/logistical people/etc. It may come as a surprise for some of you, but people often buy things for various reasons not related to the company that makes it. Whether it's familiarity with the interface/design, the 10,000 previously purchased apple/google apps locking them in, specific features, previous experiences with perhaps some of the issues I listed above, or vice-versa with Apple related phone issues or whatever. But yeah, clearly they are just morons because they buy phones with essentially same markup as every other company. For the record I own a Pixel XL2.
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Lol I love how we can't have an Apple thread without people randomly shitting on Apple customers for the dumbest, non-thread related reasons. Every Samsung phone I ever owned turned into a laggy, shitty, hitchy mess after 6 months and a few updates, I've had two LG phones that bootloop permanently after a year and my Huawei Nexus 6P battery dies at 40%.. Also nearly every flagship phone has a BOM of $300-400 with the exception of like chinese oneplus one things.. obviously they are marked up, how do expect these companies to pay the 800+ people working on a camera alone? Magic? It's not like Tim Cook is taking this astronomical amount of money home that's unreasonable - the rest of the money goes towards hiring more engineers/testers/software developers/sales people/support people/logistical people/etc. It may come as a surprise for some of you, but people often buy things for various reasons not related to the company that makes it. Whether it's familiarity with the interface/design, the 10,000 previously purchased apple/google apps locking them in, specific features, previous experiences with perhaps some of the issues I listed above, or vice-versa with Apple related phone issues or whatever. But yeah, clearly they are just morons because they buy phones with essentially same markup as every other company. For the record I own a Pixel XL2.
This. Plus I will just say, there are things that I love about my iPhone 8 for work, there are things that I love about my Moto Z. There are things the iPhone does better, there are things the Moto Z does better. High end race, they're about the same about now aside from the ecosystem that is iCloud.