A much-rumored plan for Apple to ditch Intel processors in favor of their own custom ARM-based chips could happen as soon as 2020. Axios today confirmed that possibility in a report saying both Intel and Mac developers expecting the move next year.
What we’re hearing: Although the company has yet to say so publicly, developers and Intel officials have privately told Axios they expect such a move as soon as next year.
Apple’s transition to a single app codebase on all devices has already started, as the Cupertino firm ported several of its iOS app, including Stocks, News, and Voice Memos over to macOS. Apple is planning to allow third-party developers transition their iPad apps to macOS this year, and will include iPhone apps in the transition in 2020. That will allow devs to code one app that will work across all Apple platforms.
If Apple does shift the Mac platform from Intel processors to their own ARM processors, it won’t be the first time the company has made such a move. Over the years the company have transitioned the platform from Motorola to Power PC to Intel processors.