In January of this year, Intel announced that its CEO at the time, Bob Swan, would be stepping down. The company was on shaky ground, for a variety of reasons, and a shakeup at the top was seen as a way to get things back on a right path. That probably hasn't happened quite yet, but that isn't stopping the company from leaning into some anti-Apple marketing.
Justin Long, who appeared alongside John Hodgman in a series of TV commercials for Apple's "Get a Mac" campaign back in the 2000s, is now mocking M1 Macs on behalf of Intel.
Intel has officially announced that its chief executive Bob Swan is stepping down on February 15, 2021, with its former executive and current VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger replacing him.
It has been rumored off-and-on for quite some time that Apple has been working on its own in-house cellular modem. While nothing is official quite yet, we're one step closer at least, it seems.
Starting with certain models introduced in late 2020, Apple began the transition from Intel processors to its own desktop chips in Mac computers. That said, Intel-based Macs are going to be sold, supported and maintained for years to come. Legacy Macs (thankfully) don't have an Intel inside sticker and there's no way to distinguish these from Apple silicon Mac systems from the outside. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to identify Apple silicon Macs.
With its new M1 laptop chip and related hardware updates to the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, Apple has now stopped selling MacBook Air configurations with Intel processors in order to focus exclusively on the new models that are powered by the M1 chip. As for the Mac mini and MacBook Pro, some Intel-based configurations continue to be offered by Apple.
While Apple is hunkering down and handling some computing elements on its own, the world keeps spinning. So even if Apple isn't going to rely on Intel for its computer processors for much longer, that isn't stopping Intel.
So now that we know Apple is going to officially transitioning to ARM-based Macs later this year with customer-ready hardware, there remained at least one lingering question: would Apple still support Thunderbolt?
We know that there are still Intel-based Macs coming down the pipe, as Apple confirmed as much that we'd see them arrive before the end of 2020. And now we have a first glimpse of what's coming.
According to an ex-Intel engineer, bad quality assurance of Intel's Skylake chips has reinforced the notion within Apple that the company should hasten its long-expected switch to its own in-house designed desktop chips based on its custom sic lion in iOS devices.
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with TF International Securities thinks one of the more important reasons for Apple to ditch Intel processors in its Mac computers is price.
Apple has been rumored to be moving away from relying on Intel for its processors in the Mac lineup for quite some time now.