Steven Sinofsky, head of the Windows Division until the end of 2012, is open Apple’s announcement praised its Macs in the future with their own processors. He even sees the change as the beginning of the end of Intel processors in general. He also assumes that -based Macs become the preferred platform for software developers.
“In two years there will only be ARM hardware and in four years there will be commented Sinofsky made a tweet about ARM-based Macs from well-known developer Steve Troughton-Smith.just be history. The ecosystem will have changed. And the Mac will be the ultimate developer PC. The will be used more and more for ‘work’,
Troughton-Smith had previously criticized that laptops and desktops with macOS do not support touch inputs. It remains to be seen whetherwill offer MacBooks or iMacs with a touchscreen as part of the switch to their own processors. The developer kit offered as part of the Universal App Quick Start Program, consisting of a Mac Mini with an A12Z bionic processor, does not provide any clues. However, macOS 11 Big Sur will adopt controls from iOS for the first time.
Sinofsky sided with Troughton-Smith on this point, who believes macOS needs features like Face ID and Touch because they are already so widespread through iOS. “PS, yes, a computer without a touch is broken,” added Sinofsky.
He also commented on Apple’s processor strategy in a blog entry on the occasion of the tenth birthday of the iPad. “What we see here is simply one of the most remarkable product developments in history. My jaw dropped when Tim Cook announced the move to Apple chips as a two-year journey. First, it is extremely fast. Second, it’s an incredibly long time to tell everyone how long it will take and that they should be patient. ”
In addition, using the example of 64-bit software, he dealt with the different approaches of Microsoft and Apple in the implementation of serious changes. “Even installed todaythe 32-bit product ex works and recommends it. Our team made this decision in 2003. It is still the case. Apple has required 64-bit apps since 2017. Two years later, 32-bit apps were no longer supported. ”Apple is unafraid to change its partners and members of its ecosystem in order to stick to its own strategy.
Sinofsky had Microsoft in late 2012 shortly after the launch ofand Leave RT. Trying to counter Apple’s iPad with an ARM-based tablet eventually resulted in a $ 900 million write-down.