CON 🚫 Apple Is Still Playing Catch-up
Apple has made massive strides in producing top-tier silicon, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that it’s still years behind Intel in certain areas. Apple just doesn’t have the current manufacturing and fabrication infrastructure built out. That means that Apple is still somewhat early in its silicon-making history.
Because of that, it may take some time for Apple to actually develop an ARM-based Mac chip that can offer the full capabilities of an x86 Intel chipset. And there’s no guarantee that the company won’t run into problems and bottlenecks in the future — a key consideration in a switch to ARM that we’ll get to later.