Report Claims That Apple Is About To Announce A Shift Away From Intel Processors At WWDC

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is going to announce at their World Wide Developers Conference in two weeks that they will be shifting away from using Intel processors in Macs to their own processors. Here’s the details:

The company is holding WWDC the week of June 22. Unveiling the initiative, codenamed Kalamata, at the event would give outside developers time to adjust before new Macs roll out in 2021, the people said. Since the hardware transition is still months away, the timing of the announcement could change, they added, while asking not to be identified discussing private plans.

The new processors will be based on the same technology used in Apple-designed iPhone and iPad chips. However, future Macs will still run the macOS operating system rather than the iOS software on mobile devices from the company. Bloomberg News reported on Apple’s effort to move away from Intel earlier this year, and in 2018. Apple shares were up less than 1% Tuesday while Intel was down less than 1%.

This sounds similar to Apple’s move from IBM’s PowerPC to Intel in the 2000’s. Except that the move to Intel was a bit of a surprise. However this move to Apple’s own processors has been rumored for years. Even Intel expected this move. And that’s because of Intel’s inability to meet it’s own ship targets when it comes to getting their processors out the door. That part is kind of similar to Steve Jobs dumping IBM when they could not get the processors that Apple expected at the speeds that Apple required from IBM on time. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in a couple of weeks.

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