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Apple products set to transition to its ARM-based processors

Apple plans to transition its Mac laptop and desktop computers to its ARM-based processors.

The tech giant has announced that, moving forwards, Macs will run on the same type of chips as Apple's iPhones and iPads.

Revealing the news, chief executive Tim Cook said: "We expect to ship our first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of the year."

However, Cook confirmed that the full-scale transition is likely to take around two years.

Geoff Blaber from the consultancy CCS Insight, has explained Apple's motivation for making the change.

He shared: "Apple's motivations for doing this include reducing its dependence on Intel, maximising its silicon investment, boosting performance and giving itself more flexibility and agility when it comes to future products.

"Embracing ARM and making its hardware more consistent across the iPhone, iPad and Mac ranges is a strategic necessity, but there will be inevitable bumps along the road."

Meanwhile, Cook recently claimed technology has paid its part in bringing about societal changes.

He said: "If you look back in time, some of the most dramatic societal changes have occurred because someone captured video.

"This is true about things that happened in Birmingham; it was true about things that happened in Selma."

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