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Apple to ditch Intel in Macs for its own processors, like the ones used in the iPad and iPhone

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Nov 2012, 15:31

The goal might be to have uniform chip technologies across all Apple products, fine-tuned for its own software, and, with time, we could very well see a convergence among Apple's desktop, laptop, tablet and phone experience...

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posted on 05 Nov 2012, 16:28 1

14. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

The stock market disagrees. They've lost 1/7th their value in a month. Yes, they still bank a lot of profit, but their sales drive has lost its momentum and consumers no longer see them as the go-to brand for consumer electronics.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:36

28. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

yep, only one good os is from microsoft
and the only one thing worse than apple is apple haters

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 15:39 1

4. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

ha! Lets see how they will perform and how they will affect sales...

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 15:42 4

5. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

Well that might be the biggest mistake Apple could make. Intel treats them well; there is no reason they should leave.

Intel is like the Apple of processors--they charge a lot but put out a quality product.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 15:44 3

7. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

Their processor, REALLY!!!!! Everyone knows that they don't design or make their processor!!!! Let's see how long that relationship last with whom ever they are dealing with.

Shortly, they gonna want a processor that intel, toshiba, or IBM makes in the near future. Or try to sue them for the processor preform the same or shape the same.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 15:49 2

9. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Way to increase that profit margin for sure...

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 15:58 1

11. Ninetysix (Posts: 2676; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Hmm..this will prevent future hackintosh builds :(

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 16:25 1

12. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

If this turns out to be another wrong move just like what they did to the maps app, it's the end of Apple as we know it.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 16:34

15. cncrim (Posts: 910; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

Of course, once you have all that cash you can effort to make whatever product you want. No surprise there.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:25 1

24. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

They made the cash from their vendors engineering and make the products for Apple. They have been abusing their relationship with the vendors and all surrounding. Their profit margin will get smaller and smaller as they burn their bridges with everyone.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 17:12

20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Now that's a move that deserves a nod.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 18:32 1

32. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Looks like now Apple is planning to copy Samsung business model soon :D

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:38 1

33. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

What about devs? Would, say for example, Blizzard needs to write new code for diablo to work on new chips?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:52 1

34. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Just like Apple wants to create their own oroducts but still don't realize they have to pay someone else to make their chips. I never have problems with Intel for my PC's. Shows u they don't want to share their PROFITS WITH ANYONE. plus who wants to spend over 1,200$ on a MAC?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 19:55 1

36. johnyivysux (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

nothing new here...
Apple is just mimicking Google (Chrome Book), and MS (W8RT)... i.e stealing innovation.... again......

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 21:52 2

37. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

This is realllllly stupid. A healthy portion of MacBook and iMac sales are to people in Music and Video production. They need multitasking and high processing. If they go through with this it could be disasterous. If Mac Hardware can't handle real editting a video they will move to PC or Linux, or somewhere else.

Now I can see them making lower cost Macs with their own processors, but I don't think it woudl be wise to go through with this.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 22:01 2

39. kemjus (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

So apple will be putting iOS on mac? Awesome! Maybe they will replace their keyboard with a clickwheel like on the iPod classic!

sarcasm (before isheep go crazy)

In all honesty by 2017 anything could happen, good to see apple being innovative

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 22:25 2

40. viper1983 (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

I love the criticism of apple on here. No product has been announced yet it is already "apple maps". This is being accused of copying google, and yet it is also being said that it is a step backwards. Which is it, people?

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 22:31 1

42. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

i dont get it... even though they want to be unified...but really ARM chips?! how can x86 apps run to that?

the only problem about intel chips is the overheating... but actually AMD is just close second..but it dont heat that much!

the question is how will apple do this?! with ARM chips? ARM is good for low power phones but not for loptops!

posted on 06 Nov 2012, 00:32

45. xfire99 (Posts: 940; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)

Lets hopes Apple do it and go their own way. Dithing all others manufacturers that are "stealing" theirs profits and make theirs own whatever they want. That way they will earn a bigger margins profits on each Mac, iDevices they sale and all theirs stock sharers will be happy.
Let theirs own nonchalant and arrogant digg its own grave. All theirs succes have gone to theirs head and think they really dont need others involvement.

Intel wont suffer from this loss, theirs cpu architecture are years ahead from theirs competitors and let Apple replace it with ARMs.
Theirs Apple fans wont notice any different anyway, as long it have a Apple logo on it and buy whatever Apple throw out.

Either it gonna be a new revolutionary innovative design of a new cpu architecture and call it iRetina CPUs Inside.
Or its gonna be a Microsoft deja vu.

Mine bets lays on later one.

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