Report: Apple to use its own chips in Macs starting in Macworld

This would herald a giant shift on the software side, though. MacOS and the myriad of purposes made for it are simply not compatible with the architecture of Apple’s latest chips. Apple has three alternatives: it can completely change macOS to just support its own ARM compatible architecture breaking compatibility with all current apps, it can prefer apps for its own architecture but emulate the x86 instruction set to run “legacy” functions slightly comparable to the Qualcomm Snapdragon Windows 10 PCs, or it can produce its own x86 compatible chips which seems not going if the goal is to make Macs and iPhones/iPads move closer in combination. The last two alternatives may involve tricky licensing agreements that Intel would possibly not are looking to conform to.

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