According to reports from Bloomberg, Apple is supposedly developing its own custom Mac chips for any future Mac releases from 2020. Like all of Apple’s projects, it has a code name. This time being “Kalamata” and is part of Apple’s vision to make Macs, iPhones, and iPads work “more similarly and seamlessly together” according to unspecified sources that spoke to Bloomberg.
With Apple developing its own chips it gives Apple the ability to update its Mac product line whenever they want to, as they don’t have to wait for the latest Intel chip upgrades. Which would benefit customers as they would get features more frequently.
The shift would also allow Cupertino, California-based Apple to more quickly bring new features to all of its products and differentiate them from the competition. Using its own main chips would make Apple the only major PC maker to use its own processors. Dell Technologies Inc., HP Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd., and Asustek Computer Inc. use Intel chips.
By using its own chips, Apple would be able to more tightly integrate new hardware and software, potentially resulting in systems with better battery life — similar to iPads, which use Apple chips.
Apple has already started to use custom designed T1 and T2 chips in its MacBook Pro and iMac Pro machines, showing that the future is bright.