Apple to drop Intel chips from Macs?

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US tech giant Apple began using Intel chips for its Macintosh computers in the year 2005. Now recent reports have said that the company is quite confident that it will soon be able to use variations of the chips instead, which are being used for its iPhone and iPad mobile devices.

According to popular sources, Apple’s shift to its own design was inevitable, but the company is unlikely to make a change within the next few years. These reports also match changes in Apple’s executive team which included the creation of a new Technologies Group, headed by Bob Mansfield, who was earlier in charge of Mac Hardware Engineering.

Apple spoke about the new team and said that it would combine “All of Apple’s wireless teams across the company in one organization, fostering innovation in this area at an even higher level”. The tech giant went on to say that the organization will also include semiconductor teams who have ambitious plans for the future.

The last statement can be taken as a sign that Apple could be planning an ambitious expansion of its chip systems. However, reports have also claimed that no final decision has been made in regards to moving on from Intel. At present, Intel still dominates the computer chip business.