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Nethfel

 
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Mac Specs: Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10

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I HIGHLY doubt they will move their computers away from intel anytime soon. Other devices maybe, but I doubt their systems. The Intel processors are extremely powerful and well established. Moving to an unproven chip for their main stream computers would prove disastrous IMHO - software that is coming out is being fine tuned for intel based CPUs, and as much as Apple likes to stand out in the crowd, and no matter how much they don't mind throwing people for loops, I don't think they would make that move for their main computer base. Tablet, some sort of netbook, yes, laptop - I have my doubts - at least until this new chip has proven itself and they come out with a version that is significantly faster (or can prove that it can do more with with a lower clock speed).

It's a big leap going from making a single core, low power CPU that is en embedded device CPU (it's based upon ARM architecture (see: AppleInsider | iPad's custom Apple A4 processor includes ARM-based CPU, GPU ) to a main stream system CPU... unless they have a seriously awesome hidden design that's ready to bust out into the public eye, I don't expect to see a full laptop made with one of these processors. Yes, I know its 2-4 core capability, but ARM technology is still more embedded tech...

My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)
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