5G Set to Offer “Always-On” Notebooks a New Lease on Life

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By David McQueen | 3Q 2020 | IN-5861


Apple Announces Plans to Transition from Intel to Its Own ARM-Based Chips in Macs


At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 event, the company announced plans for its widely anticipated shift to ARM-based Macs, taking it away from Intel’s x86 chips, which it has used since it switched over from IBM in 2006. This change brings all processor chips for Apple’s mobile devices in-house, including iPhones and iPads, which will be based on its custom A-series processor. The first Macs to carry the new chips will be available in late 2020, with Apple aiming to transition all Macs by 2022.

Is the Apple Announcement a Significant Step toward Implementing 5G in Notebooks?


Apple is making the switch from using Intel chips to creating Macs using ARM-based silicon that brings efficiencies and better battery life without sacrificing performance. Indeed, Apple’s A-series chips have made huge gains in performance and already compete well in benchmarks against those from Intel—now, it will not have to rely on Intel for chipset launch …

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