CON 🚫 It’s a Risk and It May Get Messy
While a transition to ARM-based Macs could break apps, there are other complications that could arise, too. For one, requiring apps to be distributed through the Mac App Store may lose Apple support in the larger developer community. Some apps could even suffer in the transition — particular those that rely on existing GPUs for graphical performance.
All of this means that a switch to ARM-based processors could be a massive risk. That’s especially true since the Mac makes up a relatively small portion of Apple’s total revenue growth. Compared to iPhone or Services, Apple could decide that a total divorce with Intel and its Mac chips may not be worth the gamble.