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Apple planning to dump Intel chips, claims report




Intel will be gone from inside Macs by 2020, replaced by custom Apple silicon, claims a report by Bloomberg.

According to the report, Apple has started an inside project, code-named Kalamata, with the goal "to build all of Apple's devices -- as well as Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- work additional equally and seamlessly along."




Macs hold a novel place within the Apple hardware line up to not use processors designed by Apple and supported ARM technology. 

Breaking freed from Intel would, in line with Bloomberg, "let Apple unharness new models on its own timelines, rather than counting on Intel's processor roadmap."

Bloomberg supply chain analysis suggests that Apple accounts for about 5 percent of Intel's annual revenue.




Bloomberg notes this would require a "multi-step transition," beginning as early as 2020.

The report caused Intel shares to fall by over 9 percent, the biggest intraday drop in over two years.

This report builds on earlier claims that Apple is working on a plan to unify iPhone, iPad and macOS apps under a project code-named Marzipan, and that the first part of this unification could be unveiled this year, perhaps at WWDC 2018, which will be held in June.

Apple switched from Freescale PowerPC processors to Intel chips in 2006, and removed support for PowerPC from the Mac S with OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard."

Source: ZDNET.com

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