According to a new report, Apple is planning on changing the processors it uses in its Macs in the next few years. Currently, the company exclusively employs Intel processors in all of its Macs, but starting with 2020 Mac models, it will reportedly be utilizing its own chips instead.
The initiative, code named Kalamata, is still in the early developmental stages, but comes as part of a larger strategy to make all of Apple's devices -- including Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- work more similarly and seamlessly together, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. The project, which executives have approved, will likely result in a multi-step transition.
Apple currently designs the processors that reside in the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV, and HomePod. These devices all utilize A-series processors, a line first used in 2010 with the introduction of the first iPad, followed later that year by the iPhone 4.
A switch away from Intel processors to its own custom silicon would be the second such transition that Apple undertook in the last 20 years. The first was in 2006 when the company began transitioning Macs from PowerPC chips to Intel chips with the launch of its first Intel Macs, including the very first model of MacBook Pro.
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