Less than two weeks from now, Apple is going to host its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020. It is the first time that this event is going to be held completely online. How will it all look? We'll find out soon enough.
Apple usually reserves WWDC for software reveals. It typically goes over the next generation of iOS, macOS and more recently, iPadOS, tvOS and watchOS. So. Many. Oses.
Anyways, Apple is also known to launch new hardware updates at this conference. To me personally, this is the more exciting part of an Apple event. There is something about Apple's hardware design and quality that I just love.
This time around, in addition to the usual updates, Apple could be making its biggest announcement in quite some time. It could finally reveal that it is moving away from Intel.
It's Not You, It's Me
About 15 years ago, at WWDC 2005, Steve Jobs made an announcement that Apple is going to make a transition from PowerPC processors to Intel processors. Yes, Apple was using PowerPC processors before 2005.
Since then Apple and Intel have had a really good partnership. Intel has always been THE name that comes to mind whenever the word "processor" is uttered. It has become somewhat synonymous with the word microprocessor.
However, all that might be about to change. Apple might be finally ditching Intel for its own ARM-based microprocessors. The rumour mill is pretty sure that this is really going to happen.
Apple has been rumoured to move away from Intel for many, many years now. It is no secret that the A-series processors that it designs inhouse are some of the best in the business. According to many experts, Apple is 1-2 years ahead of everyone else in this regard.
In fact, Apple's A-series processors are so fast and powerful that they have begun to rival Intel's high-end processors geared towards laptops. Yes, a smartphone processor has started to rival a laptop one.
Maybe Intel isn't innovating fast enough for Apple. Or maybe Apple wants control over one of the most important components of its computers. No matter what the reason, Apple is definitely going to go in this direction sooner or later. And Mac users will reap huge benefits for the same!