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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Star Project: Apple could launch a hybrid touch computer

One of the great changes that are expected in the Mac universe is the arrival of ARM processors. That is, the processors that Apple uses in the iPhone. We have been with the rumors for many years and it seems that their arrival is approaching. Mainly due to the great power they have shown in recent years. The power of the A11 Bionic amazes .

The Macs have been using Intel processors since 2006. In 2010, the iPhone 4 and the original iPad were introduced, the first devices with processors manufactured by Apple . Since then A would have evolved to compete face to face with the power of many computers.

The logical step is for Apple to include these processors in their computers. We know what the Cupertino people like to control everything and also make the processors of the Mac would make the dependency of Intel disappear.

The first Mac with an ARM processor in the prototype stage
According to new information, this new Mac is already under development under the so-called Star Project. It is currently in the prototype phase. These prototypes are currently manufactured by Pegatron, one of Apple's partners in China, which also manufactures some Apple iOS devices. A small number of units have already been shipped to Cupertino so Apple employees can test them. These prototypes have been in production since, at least, January of this year.

There is not much information about how the device could be. What is known is that it has a touch screen, a SIM card slot, GPS, compass, is water resistant and also runs EFI. EFI, Extensible Firmware Interface, is the boot system used by the Mac . This leads us to believe that Project Star could be the first ARM based Mac. Of course, it is not expected to arrive soon, 2020 seems to be the date of departure of this device.

The new product would be found within a new family of devices and would run a system derived from iOS. In turn iOS shares many features with macOS. So it is possible that by 2020 Apple will launch a kind of universal system that unites both systems: iOS and macOS.

This device is currently only a prototype and may only be used for internal tests. Or the opposite and is a Mac that we will see in a few years. Hopefully we have more news soon.

What do you think of the Star Project?

Via | 9to5mac

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