- Jul 31, 2012
- HD4600 / RX 570
- Mobile Phone
When has Apple ever offered lower prices because they pay less for any laptop or desktop component ? Look at how much they charge for ram and storage when you upgrade those in a custom build Macbook Pro or Mac Pro.And then, with slightly cheaper MacBooks, they could take over the world. "Everyone" would want one. Who would buy a Windows laptop for 800 if there was an Apple alternative? They would dominate.
How would they replace the 18 core and 22 + core chips in the new iMac and Mac Pro that will be out in 2018 ? If they would support both Intel and Arm chips at the same time it's possible. When they left behind PowerPC chips for Intel they quickly phased out support in OS X so I don't think that is likely. Apple is trying to win back Pros and Prosumers so a complete switch to ARM would be a disaster for those customers. Developers would also be rather unhappy unless you'd be running iOS apps on your Mac laptop and desktop.They already have the means to replace the Macbook line with equally performing ARM SoCs, give them two more years and they can probably match 95 W TDP Intel CPUs in performance as well.