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Mystery: why add support for a quad-core ARM processor in Xcode?

According to information obtained by the Ars Technica with a developer, an unusual piece of code was found in Xcode: support for ARM processors quad-core similar to Armada XP, manufactured by Marvell. Now, the question remains: why add support for this type of CPU, if there is no Ma product that makes use of it?

Marvell Armada XP

The possibilities are varied, ranging from the adoption of a similar architecture in future iGadgets (after all, they say why the A6 is quad-core) until the chance of future Macs abandoning Intel chips and adopting ARM processors. One thing's for sure: the Infinite Loop folks certainly have a foot in the future, whatever it may be.

(via MacRumors)

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