Will an Intel MPU be the Future Mac?

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  1. Crosscreek macrumors 68030

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    Digtimes is reporting rumor that Intel is trying to make a deal with Apple to use their MPU (Atom-based x86 processor" (Bay Trail) and an ARM processor if a tablet manufacturer used Intel's system-on-chip MPUs in its product. In addition, Intel said it would pay the design or redesign cost that a tablet maker would encounter to build its new 22nm Atom SoC processor into the system)" in iPads of the future.
    http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140213PR200.html

    Could this be the Mac of the future? Of course it couldn't run video intensive programs but could operate as a Mackbook Air with ISO and OSX capabilities.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I can't see Apple moving over to that and killing what great performances we're getting now - suicidal move on their part.
     
  3. Crosscreek thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How about a iPad Pro? After all Im sure with all the trouble Samsung has caused them a move to Intel might be more palatable for Arm chips.
     
  4. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    :rolleyes:
     

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