The future of Mac could look like iOS. That’s the findings of a new report that examines Apple’s new Star project, which is said to be in the prototype stage. If details of this project come to fruition, it could change the very definition of what most of us think of as a computer as we head into the next decade.
Stop me if you’ve think you’ve already heard this one: Apple is reportedly exploring ways to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with a version of in-house designed silicon technology that already powers its iOS, watchOS and tvOS devices.
Dialog’s boss told German newspaper Euro am Sonntag that it expects Apple, its top customer, to use its power-management chips for a significant proportion of its devices in 2019 and 2020. In other words, Apple may continue to work with Dialog until its future chip designs are finished.
The company’s semiconductor advances made last year with the introduction of the A11 Bionic chip powering the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X lines should trickle down to new iPads coming down the pike later this year, if a new Bloomberg repot is an indication.
Intel on Tuesday officially announced its full 7th generation Intel Core processor line, known by many as Kaby Lake, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There are over 40 new performance-class processors in the family, which are based on Intel’s 14nm+ process technology, that offer more speed, productivity and security than previous generations.