APPLE SILICON

Who’s Winning The CPU Wars?

Everyone. Everywhere. All at once.

Dan Hansen
Mac O’Clock
Published in
5 min readFeb 27, 2023

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Intel, Apple, and Qualcomm CPUs
Source: Intel, Apple, and Qualcomm

In the fall of 2016, I bought a 13-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel Skylake processor. Little did I know it would be my last Mac laptop with an Intel CPU, an outcome largely dictated by Intel’s failure to maintain its tick-tock (die shrink/microarchitecture) production model.

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