Over the weekend, there have been a number of rumors that have emerged about Apple products. Considering the WWDC 2014 is just a few days away, it is only natural for people to start entertaining rumors and believe some of them.
One of the latest reports that have emerged over the weekend has something to do with Apple’s Mac devices, which may soon be powered by ARM processors. According to the report, Apple is believed to be actively developing a prototype of ARM-based devices on its Mac mini, iMac, and even a 13-inch Notebook equipped with four to eight 64-bit ARM Quad-core processors. The origin of the report, MacBidouille, has added that these new devices will be equipped with a new keyboard showcasing a large format ‘Magic Trackpad.’
The reason why Apple’s use of ARM processors is considered a big deal is because there were some reports in 2011 about Apple threatening to abandon Intel chips. This was brought about by Apple’s issue with Intel’s extensive power consumption on its processors. A year later, Bloomberg also reported that Apple was already exploring ways they could replace Intel processors with the same chip technology they use on their iPad and iPhone products. Both reports, however, were slammed when as reports to Apple’s shift to ARM was considered implausible, noting plenty of challenges along the way.
The question is: are they doing this now? Wait for further developments on ARM based Mac products.