So here comes another software incompatibility on MACs.. first from the move from Power PC to Intel CPU now this , ofc they will charge money again for the new software and god knows what for hardware.
They wont be able to make x86 compatible hardware. Intel wont license that.
They can make only ARM chips. Added advantage : OSX for ARM incompatible with x86 hardware. So people who want new OS, have to buy new hardware.
Once upon a time the Motorola 68000 series compared very favorably to their 286/386/486 contemporaries, and the early IBM PowerPCs could beat the Pentiums clock for clock, but the architecture started to fall behind around the year 2000 and was so thoroughly obsolete by 2006 that Apple had no choice but to go x86.
Today, however, Apple really doesn't care about performance. The new desktop with an iPad CPU in it would have a brushed aluminium case, a glowing LED Apple logo, and millions of people will happily shell out $3000 for it even if it takes half an hour to open a .jpg
[citation][nom]Cryio[/nom]Yeah Apple. Be a good lad and go with AMD, and save the industry.ARM whatever won't even get near the same performance Intel or AMD can give you.[/citation]
This is true - the move from PPC to x86 was painless because of the huge increase in performance from their old architecture to x86. Unfortunately, it will be a very painful and poor performance path. If I know Apple, they may not even include an x86 emulator and tell users to learn to love it.
I saw this coming. I've posted about it on here before. Apple loves the idea of going vertical with their business. They want to control the supply chain in addition to the sales channels they currently operate with their digital and physical stores. I would not be surprised at all to see Apple move away from Intel in the next 5 years. They don't care so much about performance anymore. It's all about battery life and design these days.
If Apple ditches x86, you can officially mark the event as the day Apple started it's journey away from world-class tech company back to niche tech company (what they once were). It'll be a nice tidy, uniform, pretty ecosystem, that will sell to a limited group of very loyal users.
It's looking increasingly like Apple is destined to return to the company it was in the 90's, only with today's tech (mobile devices) as it's bread and butter.
x86 is no longer a push-point. With so many cloud-based services for satisfying most general uses, x86 programs are less and less relevant. Not entirely, of course, and not relevant to the enthusiast/niche users (graphical processing, rendering, etc.).
Regardless, this is nothing more than a rumor. If Apple is migrating away from x86-based processors/systems, I expect it won't be for quite some time still.
Who cares? They both sell over-priced products. They both have iron-fisted business practices and try to stifle competitition through evil means. (I wonder if Intel also makes money off of the broken backs of the poor like Apple).
The MAC OS X is not capable compete with new iOS devices and it is going to be ditched in faivour of new iPad MAXI 46'' Full HD product line, it is going to be the best choice for computer professionals and corporate users, it should drive Apple's capitalization up to $2 TRLN.
PPl that said they should buy amd or go with amd, maybe are something similar, they fire some person of amd working on kernel linux, maybe there is a move to work in apple and doesn't like someone have information related to apple and linux, just speculations but can be true.