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    Apple plans first ARM-powered Macs in 2021
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    Apple plans first ARM-powered Macs in 2021
    Apple is preparing to move some of its laptop and desktop PCs away from Intel chips, according to Bloomberg. The company is reportedly planning three Mac processors that are based on the A14, a yet-to-be-confirmed chip that is expected to power the n...

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    Apple plans first ARM-powered Macs in 2021
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    Moved here for you folks who do not subscribe to the RSS news feed.

    Interesting reading. Seems like we have been through this before.

    Especially take note of the statement that the newer ARM chips are not as powerful as those of Intel, and that Apple may not phase in all its hardware at once.

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    Apple Aims to Sell Macs With Its Own Chips Starting in 2021

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    This could be the beginning of the end of BootCamp for Mac OS!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjhutch View Post
    This could be the beginning of the end of BootCamp for Mac OS!?
    Hopefully. VMs have come a long way.
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    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Apple plans first ARM-powered Macs in 2021
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjhutch View Post
    This could be the beginning of the end of BootCamp for Mac OS!?
    Maybe not. Microsoft has been working on a Windows version that will run on ARM computers. They already have one experiment that works somewhat.

    It's also rumored that Apple is working with Microsoft to develop apps that work on ARM. Let's not forget that Microsoft Office for the Mac is a cash cow for MS. They are not about to lose those $$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjhutch View Post
    This could be the beginning of the end of BootCamp for Mac OS!?
    It's too early to be alarmist about such things. I'm sure that Apple wouldn't make the move unless all of their bases were covered.

    There have been excellent Intel emulators for ARM around for many years now, so using one of those in conjunction with a program like Bootcamp isn't at all a stretch to imagine.
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    Mac old timers will of course remember that Apple has already gone through a transition that is at least conceptually similar. Remember Rosetta? Intel Macs running PowerPC software. I was skeptical at first but it worked really well.

    Besides, if my iMac holds up as long as my other Macs have, any Arm-related issues will be resolved one way or the other by the time I need a new machine. Now, if one of you wants to gift me a new Mac for my birthday that's another matter.

    You've got a few months before the big day and if it's a little late I won't complain.

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