Following Apple's announcement that it will make a new transition on Macs now to its proprietary chips (for now called Apple Silicon), many people Intel on social media because she “lost” to Ma. Although it is undeniable that the chip maker felt the blow, she made a point of stating that she remains an Apple partner and that she will support her during the transition to the new processors.
In fact, in a statement sent to the AppleInsider, Intel said that Apple is a customer "in various areas of business" meaning that the relationship between the two is not limited to the supply of chips. Despite this, the manufacturer has found a way to pull it to its side and say that its products are still the best option for developers:
Intel remains focused on delivering the most advanced PC experiences and a wide variety of technology options that redefine computing. We believe that Intel-equipped PCs like those based on our next mobile platform "Tiger Lake”Provide customers with the best experience in the areas they value most, as well as the most open platform for developers, both today and in the future.
It is worth remembering that Apple is also not “cutting” Intel immediately. Accordingly, during the opening keynote for WWDC20 (where the transition announcement was made), Tim Cook himself emphasized that the company plans to support future versions of macOS for Macs with Intel chips in the coming years, and that new computers running Intel processors will still be released by the company:
In fact, we have some new Macs with chips from Intel that we're really excited about.
In that sense, even with the transition to the Apple Silicon, current Macs will still be supported for several years ahead. Generally, Apple products become classic (ie, the company stops offering support) five years after the last day of selling a product so, considering that the end of the transition is in 2022, that support should be offered minimally until the end of 2027, for example.
As we reported, the transition to Apple Silicon includes updating apps for macOS. To this end, the company announced a program with a kit for developers consisting of, among several features, a Mac mini equipped with an A12Z Bionic chip.