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In Topic: Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

22 August 2018 - 07:36 PM

As for hardware being present in a hybrid to support both native OS X apps and iOS apps, the hardware is only part of the complete equation there. Unlike with switching GPUs, where the app runs regardless of which GPU is operating on the host operating system, an iOS app will need iOS in some form.

I don't see Apple doing that. It strikes me as a solution in search of a problem given the way the ecosystem already works.

In Topic: Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

22 August 2018 - 07:16 PM

Frost, while what you suggest isn't impossible I guess it seems far more plausible to me that Apple will simply form the Pro and consumer lines for the Macs, going all in on their own ARM designs for the consumer systems. What they do with the Pro systems I wouldn't speculate on myself besides those continuing to be based on x86 CPUs. The rest there I wouldn't attempt to divine at this point.

In Topic: Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

22 August 2018 - 07:10 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 20 August 2018 - 09:42 AM, said:

Agreed. Aside from what they've already announced, which is bring UIKit to Mac.

It's a small group when you compare it to, say, the number of mobile users. On the other hand, not so small that they didn't bother coming out with the iMac Pro. Also not so small that they haven't come out with a new "behind the Mac" ad campaign targeting those users.

So my personal opinion is that the Mac Pro line won't be going away any time soon. In its current form it's not gamer-friendly, and like you I don't see signs that Apple will change that. Sigh. Eventually the world may decide that the idea of a PC isn't necessary anymore, but I don't think we're close to that yet. Ask me again in 5 years..

Since it doesn't, then you don't have to be sorry, right?

No, in your case I don't. Glad to hear it.

I didn't mean I think the Mac Pro is going away. I think the Pro line isn't going anywhere for the foreseeable future including the Mac Pro. When I said game over, I meant for lack of a large enough target audience remaining for AAA gaming on Macs, that is going away. Not enough people will spend the money for a Pro Mac of any kind, Mini Pro, iMac Pro or Mac Pro just to add AAA gaming capability. On the other hand, the consumer line of Macs won't be even run it. I probably wasn't clear enough in how I stated that.