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Apple to Switch MacBooks From Intel to ARM Processors?

Apple is reportedly planning to switch their MacBooks from an Intel processor to an ARM based processor, according to SemiAccurate.
The site claims the switch won’t be soon; however, "it is a done deal".
The short story is that Apple is moving the laptop line, and presumably desktops too, to ARM based chips as soon as possible. With A15/Eagle allowing more than 32-bit memory access, things look up, but it seems silly to do so before the full 64 bit cores come in the following generation. Nvidia is directly telling certain favored analysts that they will have Denver out in Q4 of 2012, maybe Q1/2013, and that uses the full on 64-bit ARM instruction set. It won’t be out by then, but that gives you a good estimation of when that ISA will break cover from one vendor or other. Think mid-2013.
SemiAccurate suggests that at that point in time Apple will be able to move ARM without obsoleting code and without memory overhead worries. 
[via MacRumors]

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