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Rumor: Pegatron to produce an ARM-based MacBook for Apple

Pegatron Corp., one of the two Taiwanese companies that assemble iPhones and iPads, is the likely candidate to land orders from Apple to produce an ARM-based MacBook, reports DigiTimes, quoting unnamed “industry sources.” However, don’t look for such a product anytime soon.

This rumor goes along with a report that Apple will replace Intel chips in Macs with its own custom-made chips in 2020, Bloomberg NewsIan King and Mark Gurman report, also quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.” 

The project is purportedly code-named Kalamata, is still in the early developmental stages, but comes as part of a larger strategy to make all of Apple’s devices — including Macs, iPhones, and iPads — work more similarly and seamlessly together, the article adds. The project, which executives have approved, will likely result in a multi-step transition, per Bloomberg.

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group: 100% (though I’m not sure about the timeline). I’ve said before that company’s hardware devices will be powered by ARM-based processors in the not-too-distant future.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.