Apple is doing it again, a silicon transition. This one is really exciting, it’s not just about computation, it’s about power and size envelopes. I have been a big proponent of ARM based silicon, the vast majority of the smartphones and tablets, and other devices that have come from my product development teams over the years, were all on ARM designs.
It also means that ARM, and with apples help in SOC development, including other application processors and dedicated functions on chip, has finally met or exceeded the pure integer based computational power of Intel.
Better products will ensure, especially if they can get the early software development tools to help take usability to the next level.
Apple revealed it would help developers producing macOS software that will run on Apple’s silicon by providing them with a Developer Transition Kit, a customized version of the Mac mini running on new hardware. We look at how it stacks up against the currently-offered Mac mini.