Rumors that Apple will sooner or later will develop not only the processors for mobile devices, but also for the computers have been around for a long time. However, it now comes the most opportune time for such a move the US company – this is the opinion analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.
Analysis of the industry and the supply chain has allowed Apple KGI Securities come to the conclusion that within one to two years, the company will release at least one computer model, which will be based processor A10X production Samsung. Most likely, it will be entry-level model, perhaps the next generation 12-inch MacBook Air.
The assumption is based on the analyst the fact that already own design Apple’s processors occupy a niche between Intel Atom and Core i3 in terms of performance. Thus, now only a matter of time when Apple will introduce its own chip for computers.
Of course, this level of performance is not yet allow the use of its own processors in high-end computer models because of the banal lack of performance, but in the entry-level Macs Apple could decide on such a move. Presumably, it will chip A10X, made on 10 nm process technology at the facilities of Samsung. In KGI tentative date set for 2016.
In addition, the analyst suggests that Apple is diversifying the supply chain, adding to contract manufacturers Global Foundry processors and Intel. Appropriately manufacturers distribute among themselves orders for different processors and system on a chip for a variety of devices Apple. [9to5Mac]