Apple Inc., the Cupertino, California-based maker of iPhone, said in a statement late on Monday that it would transform on to its own chips for its Mac computers adding that the first computer built on its own chipmaking technology would be rolled out as early as this year, suggesting a move that would put an end to a nearly 15-year long reliance of Apple Inc.
on Intel Corp. for processors for its flagship desktops and laptops. Aside from that, speaking during a virtual keynote address recorded at the company’s Cupertino, CA headquarters for its annual developer conference, Apple Inc.
Chief Executive, Tim Cook said that the latest Apple move to switch on to its own chips for Mac processors would flag the beginning of a new era for such a product line that had witnessed the company’s rise since 1980s alongside a resurgence in the late 1990s adding, “Silicon is at the heart of our hardware.
Having a world class silicon design team is a game changer. ”
Apple expects Mac transition to take about two years
On top of that, while the switch of Apple Inc.
to block out Intel Corp. from building its processors appeared to have put its Mac in line with the company’s flagship iPhones and iPads, Apple Chief Cook was quoted saying in a statement on Tuesday that a complete transition of Mac into Apple’s own semiconductors could take a couple of years as the company had still been holding a hoard of Intel-based computers at its pipeline that could support the company “many years”.
However, followed by the Apple Inc. statement, adding that the Cupertino-based iPhone manufacturer would still remain a customer for Intel “across several areas of business,” Intel said in a statement, “We believe Intel-powered PCs — like those based on our forthcoming Tiger Lake mobile platform — provide global customers the best experience in the areas they value most, as well as the most open platform for developers, both today and into the future. ”