During WWDC 2020, Apple announced that in the future they will be transitioning away from Intel Processors to their very own in-house silicon chips referred to as ARM Processors. Apple is already using similar chips in their iPhones and iPads.
If you’re wondering why this is good-to-know knowledge? It is because if you’re purchasing a new Mac anytime soon, you’ll want to wait for a Mac with an ARM Processor. Intel Macs will be phased out soon, over the course of two years and when that happens, the macOS updates for the Intel Macs will soon phase out.
A little history lesson or something…
The first Intel Mac Pro was introduced in 2006 and can still be used today with some modifications. Previous to Intel, Apple utilized PowerPC Processors in their Macs. Do you remember the good old days of the Power Macintosh? The G3, G4, G4 Cube, and the almighty G5. (Some G5 would run so hot they were water cooled!)
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PowerPC > Intel > Arm