Apple to Switch PCs from Intel Microprocessors to Custom, ARM-Based Microprocessors

Apple to Switch PCs from Intel Microprocessors to Custom, ARM-Based Microprocessors

  • July 2020 •
  • 7 pages •
  • Report ID: 5933967 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Market Perspective analyzes the impact of Apple's announcement that it will transition its PCs from Intel x86-based microprocessors to its own ARM-based microprocessors."Apple's announcement in 2020 that it will transition from Intel-based PC processors to its own ARM-based PC SoCs represents a major shift in the world of personal computing," said Shane Rau, research vice president, Computing Semiconductors at IDC, "and a reversal of the market trends that drove Apple to transition from PowerPC-based PC processors to Intel-based PC processors in 2005."