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Old Aug 10th, 2020, 11:25 AM   #11
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Windows 10 runs on ARM processors already. Not sure if you need a specific version of Windows 10 or if it will natively do it. I do not think this is going to be as big a deal as people think.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/arm/
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Old Aug 18th, 2020, 10:59 PM   #12
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I hope you're right.

Rumour has it that the 13" MBP is going to be part of the first lines to get ARM.

I'm just not convinced I should get the first gen. But it might be 2 years afterwards that it's updated when the final 16" MBPs are finally moved to ARM. Again, according to the leak/rumour.


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Windows 10 runs on ARM processors already. Not sure if you need a specific version of Windows 10 or if it will natively do it. I do not think this is going to be as big a deal as people think.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/arm/
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Old Aug 18th, 2020, 11:04 PM   #13
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Apple has proved, over & over again, that's it's folly to be an early adopter. I'm surprised they would be making the flagship MBP ARM first.
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Windows 10 runs on ARM processors already. Not sure if you need a specific version of Windows 10 or if it will natively do it. I do not think this is going to be as big a deal as people think.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/arm/
Windows on Arm is a red-headed bastard step-child with limited support. JLG's column on the Apple Silicone announcement included this:

"In 2012, Microsoft started the move away from Intel’s x86 processors with its first Surface machine running on an ARM SoC engine. It didn’t work too well. But Microsoft persisted and, late last year, came up with the Surface Pro X powered by another ARM-based SoC and running Windows on ARM. It was an improvement, but many reviewers still weren’t charmed. To cite but one problem, Microsoft’s bread and butter apps didn’t run in native mode."
https://mondaynote.com/apple-silicon...l-79a5ef66ad2b

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Old Aug 22nd, 2020, 05:58 PM   #15
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Just to be clear, because this thread subject and content is misleading, Apple is NOT moving to ARM processors.

Apple is moving to Apple processors that are based on the ARM instruction set or architecture. ARM processors also implement the ARM architecture, but Apple does it differently in a way that is significantly different than an ARM processor, and applications that run on ARM processors won’t just run on Apple processors.

If you have the time and want more information on the difference, check out the following:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple-designed_processors
https://www.imore.com/mac-moving-apple-silicon-not-arm

The iMore one is very good layman explanation, as is Rene Richie’s forte.

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