Apple Plans to Sell Macs With In-House Chips From 2021: Report

Apple started using Intel's processors in 2006 and a year later all Mac computers featured its chips.

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Apple Plans to Sell Macs With In-House Chips From 2021: Report

Apple was planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020

Highlights
  • Apple has been using Intel's processors since 2006
  • Apple bought majority of Intel's modem business last July for $1 billion
  • Intel's PC unit recorded $10 billion in sales in the last quarter

Apple plans to sell Mac computers with its own main processors by next year based on the chip designs currently used in its iPhones and iPads, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

The iPhone maker is working on three Mac processors based on the A14 processor in its next iPhone, suggesting the company will transition more of its Mac lineup away from current supplier Intel, the report added citing people familiar with the matter.

Apple started using Intel's processors in 2006 and a year later all Mac computers featured its chips. Since then, Intel has made chips for other Apple products such as modem chips for its iPhones.

Apple has always relied on outside suppliers for its modem chips, a crucial part that connects devices like the iPhone to wireless data networks.

In a bid to make it's own chips, Apple bought a majority of Intel's modem business last July for $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,600 crores) and settled a long legal battle with supplier Qualcomm  over the chipmaker's patent licensing practices.

Apple's Mac computers generated $7.16 billion (roughly Rs. 54,453 crores) in revenue in the last reported quarter while Intel's PC unit that includes modem chip sales recorded $10 billion (roughly Rs. 76,000 crores) in sales in the last quarter.

Apple was planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, as reported in April 2018.

Apple and Intel did not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for comments.

© Thomson Reuters 2020


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