PRO ✅ It Would Be Cheaper for Apple and You
Intel controls a massive segment of the processor market. It does so by creating CPUs that are fairly advanced — and therefore hard to mimic or compete against. Because of that, Intel is able to pad the prices it charges hardware makers for the chips that they use. Going first-party could fix this.
It’s likely that Apple will be able to produce A-series Mac chips for far less than comparable Intel chips. Just take a look at the Apple TV for an example. While the first-generation Apple TV used an Intel-based chip, subsequent generations switched to the A-series — which resulted in significant price drops.