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Thunderbolt and apps can also hinder migration of the line of Macs to ARM processors

Amid a series of discussions about the possibility of Apple migrating its Macs from Intel processors to its own ARM chips, more experts express skepticism about Ma's premature bet on the same technology that empowers its customers. iGadgets. O Real World Technologies published an extensive article with several reasons that make an announcement of this nature impossible in the short term, which was being corroborated by analysts as a need to respond to the support of ARM in Windows, promised by Microsoft.

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However, Apple need not be in a hurry or perhaps not even worry about making a move to ARM chips, at least not yet. According to expert David Kanter, leaving aside Intel chips would mean, for example, abandoning the Thunderbolt interface, which has just been adopted on Macs and should be the universal standard for connecting peripherals of the future, obviously unavailable for high-end computers. other architectures.

Furthermore, ARM's energy efficiency advances, according to Kanter, would not be scaled back to the instructions that its processor models need to support to compete with Intel, which currently offers the fastest desktop processors. It should also be noted that making the processors for Macs would be a task for Apple: although it has a good experience in semiconductors, none of the companies it has acquired have the same potential in scientific research that Intel has added in more than 40 years in the market.

Depending on the hardware of iGadgets evolve, certainly Apple will try to become more controlling with respect to the Mac. However, the moment still does not allow this: the computational / graphic performance of its handsets should for a long time be a fraction of what is possible to obtain on a computer, even being a notebook. In addition, even if Ma only migrates its MacBooks to ARM, it would still create complexities of software development which should certainly be avoided at a time when its competitors are just behind the opposite.