Apple Inc. has recently announced that Mac computers will start deploying its own chips and is ending its dependence on Intel Corp. to supply processors for its desktops and laptops.
According to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, the recent announcement will mark the development of the new product line, which can be attributed to its well-known silicon design team. The company had already used its own designed chips in iPads and iPhones. Mr. Cook further added that the recent transition of Mac computers is expected to take nearly 2 years. Some of the Intel-based computers will continue to exist in Apple’s pipeline to support the company before the complete transition.
The recent move, which was announced at the Worldwide Developer Conference of Apple, will provide the software developers of the company’s 3rd-party apps new access to its desktops and laptops. The company takes a 15% to 30% cut of sales revenue through the App Store, which can help distribute the software to the mobile devices of Apple.
At the event, the company also unveiled a system that enables users to share digital car keys with their family members and friends. This sharing can be done through its iMessage system, which will be applicable in BMW 5 Series vehicles. The system will also work on phones that run the current operating system, iOS 13, to ensure the owners use it when the vehicles arrive. In addition to BMW cars, Apple is also planning to launch the new system in other cars in 2021.
Additionally, the technology company has worked with BMW and Ford Motor to update the mapping app with information regarding the EV (electric vehicle) charging stations. This can help users identify the compatibility of their vehicles with the charging stations. It has also added other privacy features. For instance, it will allow the users to share the approximate location to the app developers, which will require the developers to seek permission from them prior to sharing the data with other websites and apps.