Intel still hopes Apple will change its mind and use its chips in future MacBooks
Intel still hopes to regain Apple’s trust. Despite Apple’s efforts to develop its own chips independently, the semiconductor giant still aims to equip future MacBooks with its components. To achieve this, Intel plans to create a more powerful chip than those of Apple Silicon.
Last year, Apple lifted the veil on M1, a processor based on the ARM architecture and developed by Apple Silicon. Thanks to this in-house processor, the Silicon Valley group has initiated the abandonment of Intel chips and the transition to ARM processors, such as chipsets within its iPhones. This in-house designed chipset was quickly integrated into several devices: a Mac mini, a MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, an iMac and the latest iPad Pro.
Freed from Intel solutions, Apple continues its momentum by producing its own chips. The latest news is that the manufacturer is expected to announce a new chip based on the ARM architecture, M1X. This new solution would be integrated into the new MacBook Pro, including the keynote presentation is scheduled for Monday, October 18, 2021.
Intel refuses to admit defeat
Despite Apple’s efforts to emancipate itself, Intel still hopes that Tim Cook’s firm will eventually return to its own chips. In an interview with Axios media, Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel, announced his intention to win back MacBooks in the years to come. “I would never accept the idea that anything does not have Intel chips. […] But Apple decided they could make a better chip themselves ”, explains Pat Gelsinger.
The leader ofIntel then recognizes that Apple has designed very convincing chips. Thanks to these M1 chips, Apple has also given a big boost to the performance and autonomy of its computers. “They did a pretty good job. So what I need to do now is create a better chip than theirs. I hope to resume this part of their business ”, stick to Pat Gelsinger.
“In the meantime, I have to make sure that our products are better than theirs, that my ecosystem is more open and vibrant than theirs, and that we give developers and users more reasons to choose Intel-based products. So I will fight to regain Tim’s confidence in this area ”, concludes the CEO, visibly reluctant to admit defeat.