Apple Considering Bringing iPad Processors to Macs

 

Retina Macbook Pro

Retina Macbook Pro (Source: Apple)

Reports are suggesting that Apple may be moving away from Intel Chipsets in its Mac computers, including the revolutionary MacBook Pro and MacBook Air range. The reports are suggesting that the company is exploring ways to switch from Intel processors to similar proprietary chips to those that are used with iPad and iPhone.

Sources that are “familiar with the company’s research” told Bloomberg that Apple believes its mobile chips designs will one day be as powerful enough to run its Desktops and Laptops.

However, the move isn’t going to be happening soon. Apple is committed to its partnership with Intel and Bloomberg says any switch is unlikely to happen in the next few years.

Apple’s own mobile processor range is currently at A6X, which is found in the latest iteration of iPad. It runs twice as fast as the A5X, the company’s previous iteration, and also includes improved image signal processing, which benefits the 5-megapixel camera on the device.

Analysts say that if Apple decides to adopt its own chipset, then other manufacturers will follow suit.

(Source: Pocket-Lint – Via Bloomberg)

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