I’ve long been skeptical of an ARM transition for Apple Macintosh, but the 2018 iPad Pro has made me a believer. Apple will switch to in-house hardware and this new generation of “ARMacintosh” computers will blow away the rest of the client computing market. And the only way a company could challenge Apple’s escalating dominance in mobile and tablets would be a radical new device.
Apple’s semiconductor design success has been underreported in the past. The company is trying to change that with the release of the iPad Pro using the A12X SoC. There’s good reason to focus on it.