That was an interesting article, though I can't claim to understand very much of it...too much insider IT-speak for us ordinary human beings.
True but they have now introduced an ARM based Surface that runs the usual software, and windows 10.Microsoft made an ARM version of Windows but it flopped. They could do it again but it doesn't seem likely.
But it can't run the usual 64 bit software. Most software I use wouldn't work at all on it. The ad for it even recommends buying the Surface 7 instead.True but they have now introduced an ARM based Surface that runs the usual software, and windows 10.
It is a works in progress.But it can't run the usual 64 bit software. Most software I use wouldn't work at all on it. The ad for it even recommends buying the Surface 7 instead.
So won't it flop too? How many people want low performance at a high price? If you don't want to run any serious software and just want email and casual browsing, why not get an iPad?
That all makes a lot of sense. Apple are smart and are following the money.It is a works in progress.
And performance is not described as poor, on the contrary.
However Adobe is allegedly developing ARM64 versions of its software, and a full IntelX64 emulator is said to be coming.
I did not even realise that the HP Envy x2 was ARM based too.
They have a clear segment in mind, you and I are not it.
" The Pro X audience is not mainstream, but it is increasingly relevant for what is often referred to as "nomadic workers". The Economist wrote that by 2035, up to one billion workers could be classified as "location independent." Microsoft — in conjunction with Qualcomm — has been hard at work making a line of PCs that cater to this crowd. "
I think Apple is also very clear about where it sees the market going and Intel is not offering them what they need.
Correct and some cannot be fixed. At all. Without recasting the die.My guess is this in reference to the exploits Spectre V1, Spectre V2, V3 and Meltdown. Intel has been issuing fixes, most are in firmware, I doubt they’ve fixed all the attacks possible. They all exploit speculative
execution side channels. Friends still working on these fixes for intel have mentioned the performance hits for the fixes are 2 to 8 percent depending on what’s being done, I’ve seen reports in the press suggesting 30 percent but I have seen nothing on how they came up with that metric. I think Meltdown problem was Intel specific, I believe Spectre V1, V2 and V3 impacted chips from AMD, ARM and Intel. I don’t know what steps the non-intel processor companies have taken to mitigate these exploits. There was a tremendous amount of panic when these were made public. While there was an exploit published, but nothing exists to show it was ever used.
I don’t think I’d make purchase decisions based on these problems. I tend to look at performance of Photoshop on a platform. It’s really the only app I use on my Macs.
My 2008 MacPro's retirement date just got postponed ... Good job I didn't put it out to pasture and remortgage the house for the 2019.Mind you this has been developing for some years with the slow release of the top end Macs.
Just to clarify... The ARM based Macs don't run iOS, they run macOS. This version of macOS allows one to macOS apps, and it also allows one to run iOS apps. There is no such thing as an iOS Mac.I listened to the portion of the WWDC podcast that dealt with the new Mac's with Apple chips. I wasn't too sure about when I'd want to dive into the IOS Macs but they made the case convincingly (and strongly) that switching to Apple chips is the smart move. Microsoft Office, and (more importantly to us) Photoshop and Lightroom are already running natively on the new Apple chipped Macs. iPhone and iPad Apps will work without issue and they go on to say that bringing Intel Apps to IOS is going to be eased with their xcode2 software. Rosetta2 translates Mac intel apps as they are being loaded so even tho they're not IOS native apps they'll still run fast. It sure sounded like they have a solid plan and asides from addressing running Windows they got everything else covered. I may buy the IOS iMac when it happens along.
Disclaimer - I have a 2015 MBP that's basically my Windows 10 machine so I don't care if my IOS Macs can't boot into Windows.
Yep, I was just referring to the new machines as IOS Macs. They'll be running MacOS but will execute IOS apps as well.Just to clarify... The ARM based Macs don't run iOS, they run macOS. This version of macOS allows one to macOS apps, and it also allows one to run iOS apps. There is no such thing as an iOS Mac.