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- Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon had good things to say about the M1 processor on this week's Vergecast.
This week's Vergecast featured an interview with Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon, and the executive had some positive things to say about Apple's new M1 processor for the Mac.
During the interview, Dieter Bohn, The Verge's Executive Editor, asked Amon if Qualcomm could learn anything from Apple with what the company accomplished with its first Apple silicon chip.
Amon said that the introduction of the M1 from Apple was a "very good sign" that he believes validates Qualcomm's own investment into ARM. The executive also pointed to Adobe, who just announced a slew of applications that are ARM native, that the industry as a whole is moving that way.
Apple's M1 processor, which is shipped with the new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, is only the first of a "family of chips" that the company is working on. When Tim Cook announced Apple silicon, he said that the shift from Intel processors to Apple's own chips will take about two years.
You can listen to the full interview with Cristiano Amon on The Vergecast (opens in new tab).
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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