Why Apple will not abandon Intel Core M in favor AH in 2016

In light of the recent success of the A9X processor increasingly, the Network flashed the speculation and reasoning about the possible failure of Apple from the chips manufactured by Intel and equipping future generations MacBook the CPU’s own a-series. However, the logic in this seemingly natural step is missing almost completely.

According to the analyst edition of the Motley Fool, Ashraf Issa, the introduction of the chip in the MacBook ACH sample 2016 is impossible not because of the weak computational characteristics of mobile processor. This “x” more than okay. But in order to fully adopt A-series, Apple needs to ensure that all potential software developers will undertake the adaptation of software to the requirements of the ARM architecture.

It is unlikely Apple’s ready in the near future to such a significant financial and time investments to ensure a “painless” transition to a huge base of x86-compatible software on mobile ARM chips. Of course, porting applications can be implemented through emulation. And, most likely, there are even craftsmen who will do this totally free. But it is unlikely their stamina and enthusiasm enough to get to port hundreds of thousands of programs until 2016. And that’s when, according to rumors, Apple is going to introduce “all-new” MacBook Air. Besides, it is impossible to fully guarantee the same level of performance, tweaked over many years of work on ON.

However, there is another reason why Apple won’t abandon the series processors Core M and Core i. First, the Intel experience in this field really is invaluable, because specialists have long produced best-in-class x86 chips, comparable in time to the autonomy of the mobile processors “a” series. Secondly, the recent financial report Intel directly confirms the significant increase in revenue by 2016. In light of such statements it is hard to believe that the company has lost its dominant place in the production of the CPU for the MacBook.

Perhaps, the only possible scenario where Apple will refuse the services of third party companies (i.e. Intel), is the loss of faith in the innovativeness of their technologies. Perhaps if Intel to force some unknown reason will no longer meet the demands and ambitions of Apple, Tim cook, the charges may well think about switching to something different.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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