A lot of buzz on the wire today about Apple deciding to move from the Intel chip sets in its Macbook and desktop computers, and replace with an ARM chipset. Most news sources, like this one, are quoting the story from SemiAccurate, which is breaking the news.
Apple already uses ARM chips in the iPad, and other circumstances are in line to make this transition a somewhat low-risk move for the product line. Apple is said to also have been seeking fabrication capabilities for ARM chips.
At any rate, it seems that the x86 chips in Apple computers will be history in 2-3 years time.
This will undoubtedly result in lots of conversation around the office in the coming days. We’d love to hear your thoughts.