Apple announced its “historic day for Mac” at WWDC 2020 when CEO Tim Cook revealed that it will no longer use Intel processors and will switch to ARM for Mac devices. While Apple did not reveal the exact reason, a former Intel employee named François Piednoël told PCGamer that Apple started to dislike Intel processors after Skylake architecture was launched in 2015. The report claims that Skylake was a major pain for Apple as it had raised the maximum complaints. “The quality assurance of Skylake was more than a problem. It was abnormally bad. We were getting way too much citing for little things inside Skylake. Basically our buddies at Apple became the number one filer of problems in the architecture. And that went really, really bad. When your customer starts finding almost as many bugs as you found yourself, you’re not leading into the right place,” Piednoël was quoted in the report by PCGamer. Of course, neither Apple nor Intel can be ever expected to elaborate on this and Piednoël point of view should be considered as personal opinion. Apple was looking at shifting to ARM for quite some time and it was just about time Apple made the… Read full this story
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