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Apple switches to its own chips for Mac computers

Apple switches to its own chips for Mac computers

Apple on Monday announced that it will switch to its own chip for its Mac Computers.

The first machines are expected to ship this year, ending a 15-year reliance on Intel to supply processors for its laptops and desktops, according to Reuters report.

Apple has released a Mac version of its Apple Developer app, a week before its Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off.

The company initially launched the app in late 2019, but it was only available to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV users.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said it marked the beginning of a major new era for a product line that powered the company’s rise in the 1980s and its resurgence in the late 1990s.

“Silicon is at the heart of our hardware, having a world class silicon design team is a game changer.” Cook said during a virtual keynote address recorded at the company’s Cupertino, California headquarters for its annual developer conference

Apple software Chief Craig Federighi said that for those offerings, “most apps will just work, with no changes from the developer” on the new Macs.

He also said the vast majority of existing apps for Intel-based machines can be modified to work in just a few days.

Story by Daisy Okanga

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