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Apple sets to ditch Intel processors for Mac in 2021


American corporation Apple plans to release a Mac with its own ARM processor, which will replace the Intel processor in 2021. It is reported by Bloomberg, citing sources within the company.

John Tekeridis
John Tekeridis
According to the publication, Apple is developing three processors at once as part of the Kalamata project. Each of the processors is based on the A14 chip, which is supposed to be used in this year's flagship iPhone models. According to Bloomberg, the first one will be a 12-core processor with 8 high-performance Firestorm cores and at least 4 energy-efficient Icestorm cores.

Rumors about the development of Apple's own processor for the Mac have been going around at least since 2012. Then, the first Mac with a new processor was expected in 2020. However, the coronavirus pandemic could affect Apple’s plans for the release date of the new product.

Apple’s own processor will give the company much greater freedom in controlling performance of its devices, while Intel, whose processors Apple uses, is chasing performance with each new generation. It is believed that the transition of Apple to its own processors will reduce development costs by 40-60%.

source: bloomberg.com