Opinion: Apple Silicon on the Mac – great opportunities, great risks

At the Worldwide Developers Conference in the summer, Apple officially announced that future Macs would be equipped with their own processors. In the 80s and early 90s Apple relied on Motorola’s 68k chips, until 2005 on PowerPC and finally on Intel as the chip supplier. Apple was involved in the development of the PowerPC chips, but here, too, Apple did not control the entire platform. Today this changes: All relevant components for the Mac platform are developed by Apple.