OT Apple will make its own chips on Macs (not Intel based)
I can think some scenarios for that move
- integration with iOS
- security flaws in Intel chips
- Small improvement from gen to gen
- Hackintosh become popular (even with AMD chips)
- More power efficiency
In my personal opinion , it’s a difficult decision since there will be a compatibility transition (like the days with IBM chips on ppc macs) , it will also affect current sales since in few years the hardware will not be able running future OSX versions, plus not all software developers will make the transition.
But then Apple can have total control of the hardware ($$$$$$$), and maybe will justify the *3 pricing on their macs compared to windows PC&Laptops that currently have same specs .