Apple May Ditch Intel, Adopt ARM Processor For MacBook

Apple is reportedly planning to switch to ARM processors from Intel’s for its Mac Book laptop devices.

According to a report on Semi Accurate, the iOS maker is planning to ditch Intel for ARM for its laptops. Apple already uses ARM processors for its iPhone and iPad devices.

The rumour comes as Intel announced a major breakthrough in 22nm mobile processors, a technology that would feature in its Ivy Bridge line of processor to be released by the end of this year. Analysts believe that Intel could be serious damage to ARM’s Smartphone and tablet market.

Apple is mulling shifting to ARM processors not only for laptops but for its desktop devices as well. Processor makers like Nvidia have already announced that they will soon release processors based on ARM technologies.

The report on Semi Accurate also revealed that sources are claiming that even though Apple might delay the shift, it is bound to happen nonetheless.

If that is the case then Intel might have a serious problem on its hand, with even Microsoft announcing that Windows 8 will come with support for both Intel and ARM processors.