MacBidouille is the supply of an interesting new rumor [translation] that Apple is at present experimenting with new ARM-powered Mac variants that embody a Magic trackpad constructed into the system’s keyboard. The corporate can also be reportedly engaged on a brand new model of OS X that might be appropriate with these ARM machines.
Based on MacBidouille’s sources, Apple is creating three new machines with this configuration: the aforementioned iMac and Mac mini in addition to a 13″ MacBook, presumably a MacBook Air. The iMac and pocket book are each stated to have “4 or 8” quad-core arm64 processors, whereas the Mac mini has solely 4.
The techniques are reportedly far sufficient into growth that they might change into public data quickly, however Apple is worried that making the change from Intel to ARM too early could possibly be disastrous for the complete Mac lineup, and thus has determined to maintain issues beneath wraps for now.
In fact, the lineup has survived an identical change as soon as already. In 2005 Apple introduced that it could be transferring away from its then-current PowerPC structure in new Macs and switching to Intel x86 chips.
Because the launch of the first-generation iPad, Apple has been designing its personal ARM-based processors (the A4-A7 line) to be used in iOS gadgets. Ideas of switching the Mac to an ARM platform may point out that the corporate is lastly prepared give its different merchandise the identical remedy.
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