Former Intel engineer sheds light on Apple’s decision to design its own chips

published 26.06.2020 03:14

by Yoni Heisler from

In light of the second factor, an Intel engineer named Francois Piednoel recently spoke to PC Gamer and revealed that problems associated with Intel’s family of SkyLake processors finally convinced Apple it needed to explore other options.

Even before rumors of Apple ditching Intel for ARM-based chips emerged, there were a number of instances where Apple was forced to push back Mac releases due to delays with chip development at Intel.

The transition away from Intel, which Apple categorized as “historic,” will take about two years and will start with new Macs set to hit store shelves later this year.

A former Intel engineer claims that quality control issues with Intel’s SkyLake processors convinced Apple to design its own desktop chips.

As for existing Intel-based Macs, Tim Cook made a point of noting that macOS will continue to support Intel machines for years to life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years.