Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
5

Tech News

Apple to drop Intel as chip supplier, says report

By
Apple is considering dropping Intel as supplier of its Mac processor chips, according to a report.

Bloomberg claims that the company is confident it will be able to use variations of the chips used by its tablets and smartphones to power its home computer line.

Apple Mac Computer

© Apple

The Intel Six-core i7-3960X Extreme Edition processor














Intel has supplied processors for Apple Macs since 2005, but sources claims that the Cupertino firm has ambitious plans for a common chip design across the board.

The reports cites the recent managerial shake-up at Apple, which saw Bob Mansfield become head of a new department dubbed 'Technologies', as evidence of this.

"Apple is a trendsetter, and once they did their own chip many others may pursue a similar path," said Gartner analyst Sergis Mushell.

"If mobility is more important than functionality, then we will have a completely different environment than we are dealing with today."

Apple's recently released fourth generation iPad runs off a speedy A6X processor, which is twice as powerful as the one found in previous models.

You May Like

Comments

Loading...