- Jul 31, 2012
- HD4600 / RX 570
- Mobile Phone
Or AMD may be working on a hybrid X86/Arm chip for Apple. That way macOS could still support all of the current iMac Pros that people have heavily invested in for their professional work. Intel based iMac Pros start at five grand and go up to something like 13,000 dollars. A complete switch to ARM by 2022 would really alienate owners of those. That is not a minor hardware investment. They would be stuck on older versions of macOS. I know that some Video Pros do that anyway but it's still not fair or advisable to do that to your customers if you want them to buy your products.On the other hand, an introduction to an AMD based Mac, may signal that ARM based Macs are further off than many are predicting.
Yeah exactly. Although I would split between the Desktop machines and the Macbooks. I can see an Apple made chip be absolutely great on a 12 inch Macbook and be optimized very well to be one of the best laptop on the market... I mean Battery life could be crazy good. iMacs on the other side...