Apple to ditch Intel in favour of ARM CPUs in all Macs

Intel reportedly given the boot by Apple

Apple intends to do away with Intel processing chips for its range of Mac devices instead opting to offer machines with ARM CPUs, new reports suggest.

The news, which comes via SemiAccurate, suggests ARM will expand its range of devices using ARM chips from the iPhone and iPad to the full computing line-up “as soon as possible.”

With 64-bit variants of the ARM CPU scheduled to launch at the end of 2012 or by early 2013, Apple is expected to be one of the first to sport the new processor offerings which SemiAccurate suggests is already a “done deal.”

Earlier this week Apple officially unveiled its latest update to its range of iMac machines with the infamous all-in-one range handed Intel i5 innards with both 21- and 27-inch models sports Intel’s new Sandy Bridge quad-core offerings.

Would a switch in CPUs have any real effect on consumer’s relationships with their Mac products? Let us know what you think via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Via:SemiAccurate

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