Apple’s plan to move its Mac family of computers from Intel’s Core-series CPUs to self-developed ARM processors has been an , with each new macOS release — and subsequent — helping to ease the eventual transition. Today, Apple made the impending switch , letting developers and customers know during its WWDC 2020 keynote that it will start the chip transition to Apple silicon this year.
The company’s recent struggles with Intel chips were well documented, reportedly including the , and even due to chip development problems. Meanwhile, Apple’s internal chip teams forged ahead with industry-leading smartphone and tablet chips, setting the stage for ARM-powered laptops. Apple chip lead Johny Srouji notes that the X-suffix processors built for the iPad now deliver 1000 times the graphics performance