Apple Macs Will Switch to Arm CPUs by 2020

(taktik) #1

Great news for (consumer) iOS users. Bad news for (pro and prosumer) OSX users.

If this is true, most applications will need to be rewritten for the new ARM chipset in order to work for the new hardware. I doubt that this intended “Marzipan” thing will be performant enough for CPU sensible tasks like Audio DSP processing, so this will quite likely kill most of the prosumer apps on OSX (Audio and Video applications).

Compatibility with new MacOS (Mojave)
(radian) #2

Judging by their current record with considering audio users, I bet they don’t even test it with any DSP use cases in mind. (Presumably they’ll have a native DAW like Garageband though.)