On the first day of the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this year, Apple announced an important milestone for the company. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, decided that it would no longer use the processor (CPU) Intel ‘s product Mac.
“Today is the day we announce that Mac will switch to company-made Apple Silicon,” said Tim Cook. It is known, so far Apple is relying on Intel CPUs with x86 architecture in various Mac products, such as Macbook, iMac, to Mac mini.
This has been done since 2006. At that time, Apple also switched from chipset PowerPC to chipset Intel to equip their Mac product line.
In addition, Tim Cook also added that the transition process from the use of Intel processors to Apple processors will take up to approximately two years. This transition process will help developers to adjust their homemade applications to run on Macs equipped with ARM processors.
Tim Cook also said, the first Mac product that will be equipped with a non-Intel processor is expected to be present around the end of 2020. Well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, previously also had said that the product is a 13.3-inch Macbook Pro or iMac measuring 24 inches which will replace its predecessor.
Nevertheless, Tim Cook has not ascertained what the product is intended. However, Apple will still release Mac products with Intel processors in the next few years.
In fact, he also boasted that he had prepared the latest Mac product, which was scheduled for launch by Apple. However, he was still shy to spit out the details. Mac custom chipset capabilities
With this latest processor, Apple believes Mac-made products will have high performance, but still save power.
For information, Apple-made processors are also designed with the ARM architecture that Apple uses on iPhone devices.
Because it is based on ARM, various applications designed for devices running iOS and iPadOS will also be able to run on Mac devices. Summarized from The Verge, Tuesday (06/23/2020), as for the various applications that can later be downloaded directly on the Mac App Store.