Oh, it has been a tough couple of months for leading chipset maker, Intel. All Intel-powered devices are currently facing security threats (Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities), while Qualcomm has yet to take off as a desktop computing chip; it is mainly on mobile devices.
Apple is now said to be poised to go full throttle in the chip making business. As a matter of fact, the next soon-to-be-launched MacBook computers will not be powered by Intel; as it has been the case lately. This news is particularly bad for those of us who enjoy Apple solid hardware running Microsoft’s Windows. It is not clear yet if Apple’s chips will also support Windows; but I will not bet my money on it, judging by precedence.
Bloomberg publishes that Apple will, before the end of this year, release two new MacBook laptops and one iMac computer. They will all be powered by Apple’s new co-processors. These processors will be nothing like the previous ones Apple used to make.
To be clear, the chips were made by third-party chip makers like the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. The new …read more