SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple is rolling out new Mac computer systems powered by the identical form of chips that run iPhones and iPads, a transfer aimed toward making it simpler for its hottest merchandise to work collectively.
As an illustration, Macs utilizing the brand new chips will be capable to run the identical apps designed for the iPhone’s cellular working system, though it seems some builders aren’t instantly eager on making these apps obtainable for Macs. Apple didn’t show every other interoperability options primarily based on the brand new chips, though analysts anticipate extra cross-pollination.
The brand new Mac lineup unveiled Tuesday will probably be in shops 5 months after Apple introduced it might abandon its longtime accomplice Intel in favor of utilizing its personal processors for Mac computer systems. Apple mentioned its new Mac chips make attainable sooner processing speeds, sleeker designs and longer operating occasions on a single battery cost.
As an illustration, some Macs have eradicated a cooling fan contained in the machines, serving to slim down their design.
The transition to the brand new in-house chips might additionally create obstacles for Apple and different software program makers aiming to adapt current Mac software program so it’ll additionally run easily on the brand new fashions.
Initially, Apple will solely be placing its chips in smaller computer systems — the 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Professional, in addition to the Mac Mini desktop. The corporate expects it’ll take one other two years earlier than all its Macs are operating on the in-house chips.