Apple may be moving away from Intel chips, exploring using ARM chips for its notebooks


Bloomberg is reporting that Apple may be thinking of a way to move away from using Intel’s chips in their notebooks and instead transition to ARM based chips that their iPhones and iPads use. According to several sources within the company, Apple engineers have become confident about ARM-based chip’s ability to handle notebook tasks, enough that they would consider the switch.

Although the change will probably not happen in the next few years the sources say that the change will be inevitable as the features of PCs and other mobile devices like tablets and smartphones become more and more similar. It does make sense – using a single chip architecture with all their products means that Apple will be able to minimize logistical costs, and frees them up to use a single supplier for all their chip needs, instead of relying on multiple partners.

Source: Bloomberg