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Technology After 15 years of cooperation: Apple turns away from Intel and uses its own Mac chips

23:55  22 june  2020
23:55  22 june  2020 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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Apple boss Tim Cook announces the use of its own chips as a "new era". The first Mac with its own processor is scheduled to be launched this year.

Apple Konzernchef Tim Cook hält eine Grundsatzrede während der 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. © Photo: dpa / Brooks Kraft Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers a keynote address during the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.

After almost 15 years, Apple turns away from Intel and uses its own chips for its Mac computers. "This is the beginning of a new era," announced CEO Tim Cook at the start of the WWDC developer conference on Monday.

This year, the first Mac with the processor christened Apple Silicon will be launched. Cook estimates the transition period to be two years. For the two sales guarantors iPhone and iPad, the Silicon Valley Group uses chips it has designed itself.

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Traditionally, the developer conference is primarily about software innovations and new functions for apps that generate an increasing share of total sales. Among other things, Apple announced an iPhone-based car key.

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users can use the system to unlock and start their vehicle as well share the digital key with friends and family members using messages. The BMW 5 Series, which will be available from next month, has this option. More cars are expected to hit the market next year.

Apple also introduced new functions for its map - such as the integration of bike paths or charging stations. The search function should also be expanded significantly, which should make Google stronger competition. Contrary to the previous handling, iPhone and iPad users can also use applications from other companies primarily for their e-mail traffic and web search.

Because of the corona virus pandemic, the multi-day WWDC is taking place virtually for the first time. Based on the recommended new hygiene rules, the Computeruhr Watch can in future recognize hand washing and display the recommended duration. (Reuters)

Rumor Has It That a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Will Be the First Apple Silicon Computers .
Even before Apple officially announced its plans to transition the Mac family over to Apple Silicon at WWDC last month, people predicted that Macs with Apple-made ARM processors were coming this year. Back in March, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo speculated that the first Apple ARM processors could hit the market in 2020, later revising his prediction to 2021 due to possible covid-19-related production delays. That turned out to be pretty on point, considering Apple said it expects to ship its first product with its own ARM-based processor by Q4 2020, and complete the transition by 2022.

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