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  1. DaveF

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    Normal people care insofar as they want cheap battery and screen replacements. And from a convenient local retailer. Not having to drive two hours round trip to the inconvenient Apple store.
  2. DaveF

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    ahem... :D
  3. DaveF

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    http://bslabs.net/2020/06/12/reengine-not-reimagine/
  4. DaveF

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    https://tidbits.com/2020/06/09/the-case-for-arm-based-macs/
  5. DaveF

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    I'm curious how fast your PC is. On my 2017 imac, Zoom launches in 2 seconds. Not instant, but fast. To be appreciably faster, I think it would need to be fractional seconds. Which maybe your PC does. Word launches in about five seconds, which could definitely be faster. I also don't know if...
  6. DaveF

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    How do you mean? Are you talking about the difference between synthetic benchmarking and real-world user experience? Or concerns that native mac software will be slower on ARM than on Intel? Or hopes that it will be even faster still? Given what Apple does for image processing and AI in...
  7. DaveF

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    As has been reported the past couple years, A-series CPUs have been overtaking intel’s CPUs. And Intel speed increases have been incremental the past decade. 5% a year type increase. Long gone are the 18 month doubling days. Daring Fireball: The 2020 iPad Pros...
  8. DaveF

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    This is going to be interesting. I’ve been guessing the MacBook Air will be the first retail Mac to go ARM. But I have no guesses for dev hardware
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