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Apple to Ditch Intel Chips in Macs as It Consolidates Its Power

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Apple chief executive Timothy D. Cook.

Apple chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, said on Monday, When we look ahead, we envision some amazing new products, and transitioning to our own custom silicon is what will enable us to bring them to life.

Apple confirmed on Monday that it would design the processors inside its new Mac computers, ditching Intel, its partner of 15 years, and completing a yearslong effort to control the core components underpinning its main devices.

Apple said that the first Macs with Apple chips would arrive by year's end, and that the full transition from Intel to Apple chips would take two years.

Apple's move, announced at the start of its annual developers conference, is the latest sign of the growing power and independence of the biggest tech companies.

Making the silicon chips that power computers has been a multibillion-dollar industry for decades, creating giants like Intel that built their businesses by supplying PC makers with the processors for their devices.


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