Apple Inc plans to sell Mac computers with its own main processors next year based on the chip designs currently used in its iPhones and iPads, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
The iPhone maker is working on three Mac processors based on the A14 processor in its next iPhone, suggesting that the company will be transferring more of its Mac range from current vendor Intel Corp., the report https: // www. bloomberg.com/news/ articles / 2020-04-23 / apple-intended-to-sell-macs-with-its-own-chips-from-2021? utm_source = google & utm_medium = bd & cmpId = google added referring to people familiar with the issue. Apple started using Intel processors in 2006, and a year later, all Mac computers had its chips. Since then, Intel has made chips for other Apple products, such as modem chips for its iPhones.
Apple always relied on third-party suppliers for its modem chips, a critical component of connecting devices like the iPhone to wireless data networks. In an effort to make its own chips, Apple purchased a majority of Intel & # 39; s modem business for $ 1 billion last July and settled a long legal battle with supplier Qualcomm Inc over the chipmaker’s patent licensing practices.
Apple & # 39; s Mac computers generated $ 7.16 billion in revenue in the last quarter reported, while Intel & # 39; s PC unit that included modem chip sales made $ 10 billion in sales in the quarter. Apple planned to use its own chips on Mac computers as early as 2020, Bloomberg reported https://in.reuters.com/article/apple-mac-intel/apple-plans-to-replace-intel-chips- in-macs-with-his-own-bloomberg-idINKCN1H91N8 in April 2018.
Apple and Intel did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comments.
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