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Tech & Science ex-Windows boss Steven Sinofsky praises Apple's switch to ARM-based Macs

11:20  30 june  2020
11:20  30 june  2020 Source:   zdnet.de

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Former Microsoft Windows chief Steven Sinofsky reckons the new Arm - based Apple silicon Mac will become the "ultimate developer PC". Apple ' s Universal App Q uick Start Program offers developers Mac mini-like hardware with its A12Z Bionic chip, so Apple isn't giving away details about screens in

Apple isn't Sinofsky ' s competition anymore. Sinofsky left Microsoft late last year. He' s now teaching a class at Harvard, so his current competition is…Yale? Sinofsky goes on to offer some tips for other executives looking to effectively check out products from their competition. In his words, he says these

MacBook Air, Mac mini 2018 (Bild: Apple) © DEFAULT_CREDIT MacBook Air, Mac mini 2018 (Image: Apple) He sees this as the beginning of the end of Intel processors. ARM-based Macs also thinks Sinofsky is the better platform for software development. He also hopes for future MacBooks and iMacs with touch displays.

Steven Sinofsky, head of the Windows division at Microsoft until the end of 2012, has praised Apple's announcement on Twitter that it will be providing its Macs with its own processors in the future. He even sees as the beginning of the end of Intel processors in general. He also believes that ARM -based Macs will become the preferred platform for software developers.

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Apple ' s switch from Intel to Apple silicon will take two years to complete and the first Arm - based Macs will be available by the end of the year. Apple will still support Intel- based Macs for the foreseeable future. Ex - Windows boss : Apple ' s Arm - based ' Mac will be the ultimate developer PC'.

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MacBook Air, Mac mini 2018 (Bild: Apple) © Provided by ZDNet MacBook Air, Mac mini 2018 (Image: Apple) “In two years there will only be ARM hardware and in four years Intel will only be history. The ecosystem will have changed. And the Mac will be the ultimate developer PC. The iPad will be used more and more for 'work', commented Sinofsky a tweet about ARM-based Macs from the well-known developer Steve Troughton-Smith.

Troughton-Smith had previously criticized that laptops and desktops with macOS do not support touch inputs. It remains to be seen whether Apple will offer MacBooks or iMacs with a touchscreen when switching to its own processors. The developer kit offered as part of the Universal App Quick Start Program consisting of a Mac Mini with an A12Z Bionic processor does not provide any information. However, macOS 11 Big Sur will adopt controls from iOS for the first time.

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Sinofsky sided with Troughton-Smith on this point, in his view macOS needs features like Face ID and Touch because they are already so widespread through iOS. "PS, yes, a computer without a touch is broken," added Sinofsky.

Also in a blog entry on the occasion of the tenth birthday of the iPad, he commented on Apple's processor strategy. “What we see here is simply one of the most remarkable product developments in history. My jaw dropped when Tim Cook announced the move to Apple chips as a two-year trip. First, it is extremely fast. Secondly, it is an incredibly long time to tell everyone how long it will take and that they should be patient. ”

He also used the example of 64-bit software to explain the different approaches of Microsoft and Apple in the implementation of serious changes. “Even today, Office installs and recommends the 32-bit product from the factory. Our team made this decision in 2003. It is still the case. Apple has required 64-bit apps since 2017. Two years later, 32-bit apps were no longer supported. ”Apple is fearless when it comes to converting its partners and members of its ecosystem to comply with its own strategy.

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In 2005, Steve Jobs announced that Apple would transition Macs to use PC-standard Intel x86 processors. Fifteen years later, Apple appears Apple ' s move from being entirely dependent upon Intel chips for the future of its Macs to its status today at being superior to Intel in building a decade of

Former Windows boss Steven Sinofsky outlined some of the challenges in more detail as part of a Twitter thread Tuesday. And, speaking of iPhones and iPads, Apple isn't moving to a brand-new architecture, but rather to ARM - based chips similar to those that power Apple ' s iOS devices.

Sinofsky left Microsoft at the end of 2012 shortly after the introduction of Windows 8 and Surface RT. Trying to counter Apple's iPad with an ARM-based tablet eventually resulted in a $ 900 million write-down.

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