The Bitter Truth About Mac's Switch To Apple Silicon Is Finally Revealed By A Former Intel Engineer

Last week Apple confirmed the much-hyped rumor with their announcement at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that the company indeed is making the shift from Intel Processors to its own Mac Chips (also called as Apple Silicon). While revealing the decision, the executives gave a clear cut reason of how they want to maximize performance and minimize power consumption on Mac with the new “home-made” chips.

However, someone from the Intel engineering team has come up with the argument that Apple has not stated the truth.

While speaking to PCGamer, François Piednoël - an ex Intel engineer told that Apple made the change to get rid of bugs, bugs, and more bugs coming their way over the years. There were big question marks on the quality assurance of Skylake and Intel was getting too much citing for the smallest of problems arising because of the chip. Gradually, Apple not only became the number filer of problems in Skylake’s architecture but continued finding as many bugs as the makers of the chip themselves. So, obviously this move was bound to happen.

Before Apple’s own personal statement came out or the recent revelation by Francois, there were assumptions that Apple was almost tired of Intel missing the deadlines and that created its impact when Apple was forced to keep on launching new Macs with outdated chips.

Now as Apple has the control of processor situation in their own hands, the company would be better able to plan for its line of Macs coming ahead and not face any deadline worries.

Piednoël also said that Apple was already planning to move from Intel and the problems in Skylake just served to be one final push and Intel knew it was coming their way.

That being said, we all are still not sure if Piednoël is right because Apple is adamant on explaining how the same Apple Silicon architecture can make things easier for developers who continue to make apps on the system.

Apple is aiming to create machines that Intel was clearly not being able to cope up with. We can’t wait to see if Apple’s claims are going to be true or not.

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