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Intel chairman commented on the rumors about the development of their own based Mac processors Apple
Intel CEO Brian Krzhanich in an interview with CNBC commented on the rumors about the refusal of the Apple Intel processors in favor of their own decisions on ARM-architecture. According to him, Apple is an innovative company and selects suppliers that guarantee it further innovation.
Krzhanich confirmed the presence at this stage, a close partnership between Apple and Intel: «I have heard about these rumors. We have a strong relationship with Apple, and their products – great. Apple has always chooses a provider that is able to provide her with maximum opportunities for further innovation. Innovation is at the heart of this company. Our task – to provide them with components that have such capabilities, and are better than the competition. And Apple’s willing to use our products. ”
The fact that Apple may abandon Intel processors in favor of self-developed chips , said this week the authoritative analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of the agency KGI Securities. He wrote that in 2016 the market may appear Mac computers and laptops based on its own decisions Apple. In the meantime, its processors are used only in mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad. It is reported that in order to achieve the level of performance somewhere between processor series Intel Atom and Intel Core i3 Apple will be required next year or two.
It is worth noting that the rumors about Apple’s transition to Intel processors on its own ARM-decision appeared long ago and intensified in 2012, when the company introduced the first 64-bit processor A7 for mobile devices. But Intel at this time does not stand still. She made a great leap forward in the issue of energy consumption of its processors, which increased the maximum battery life of modern models of MacBook up to 15 hours without a network connection. And while Apple is still dependent on Intel and its chip production schedule.
Refused to cooperate with Intel, the company Apple, according to the analyst, will be better able to control the run Mac. Those same ARM-decisions in his opinion, could be processors A9X and A10X, which will also find its way into a tablet iPad.
Earlier, sources reported that Apple has developed a fully equivalent OS X operating system for ARM and even tests on prototypes of its new computers.
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