Apple Mac computers make jump to its own chips
Apple has confirmed it will transition its Mac laptop and desktop computers to its own ARM-based processors.
The move means that Macs will run on the same type of chips as the firm's iPhones and iPads, rather than Intel's.
Intel had faced problems manufacturing its own designs, leading it to issue a public apology to computer-makers.
Apple's challenge will be to carry off the transition smoothly and convince third-party developers to update their apps accordingly.
"We expect to ship our first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of the year," said chief executive Tim Cook, adding that it would likely be two years before its full product line had made the jump.


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