Let’s talk about transition…the ARM is coming

Thanks to Tracyshaun and Flickr for this, https://www.flickr.com/photos/tracyshaun/

Thanks to Tracyshaun and Flickr for this, https://www.flickr.com/photos/tracyshaun/

Dear reader,

I’ll leave it up to you to take it or leave it, but when I saw this: ‘TSMC begins work on 10nm A11 chips for Apple’s 2017 iPhones and iPads

I thought of this:


I also thought about this (very good) article: ‘Five barriers that might hold Apple back from moving Intel Macs to custom ARM chips

So after all that thinking, what do I think? Not some equivocal position in which I try to seem really clever while not articulating any visceral gut reaction while attempting to wrap myself in the cloak of some new media intelligentsia, but what do i think?

I think if Apple were to migrate to ARM-based Macs, it would enable the company to deliver levels of interoperability that no other platform could match. No one else would have access to the technology. No one would have access to the software. No one could copy it, the best they could expect would be to imitate it. No one would own the primary technology.

The primary technology?

Now where have I heard that before?

So now let’s figure out how to be ready for it.

Or does it?

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

1 Response

  1. May 31, 2016

    […] Add in a little of Apple’s processor design expertise dosed with the company’s tight integration between software and hardware, and you’re looking at a point at which mobile devices match performance of most computers, potentially enabling Apple to begin a whole new transition. […]

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