Monday Apple announced a two-year plan to transition its entire Mac line from Intel processors to the company’s own in-house-made processors. The move could mean Macs with (slightly) lower price tags.
In a note to clients — as noted by WCCTech — analyst Jim Suva says that, assuming that all of the 17 million Macs that the company sells right now transition to the ARM core, this will allow Apple to reduce expenses in the range of $425 million – $825 million via cost savings of $25-$50 per unit.
Not all agree. Jitesh Ubrani, a research manager at IDC, tells CNN Business: “”I think Apple’s main use for switching over would be to offer a better product, not necessarily a cheaper product. You may see better value in some cases but I don’t think we’ll see cheap iMacs or cheap MacBooks going forward.”