Apple’s latest revolution has been the Apple Silicon, a chip developed by Cupertino by and for the Mac, with the aim of developing and controlling the hardware and software of laptops and desktops. However, many users could ask ourselves the following question: Could you also do it on iPhones? Let’s analyze below.
Apple Silicon comes from the iPhone
By way of introduction, it is important to remember that the chips that Apple mounts in its Macs are based on the iPhone processors, that is, Apple has been improving the AX Bionic processors year after year until it has enough knowledge and safety that they can develop an efficient and powerful processor for Macs.
Therefore, it is not unreasonable that Apple, which has managed to obtain incredible performance in its M1, integrates them into the most top-of-the-range iPhones, that is, the iPhone Pro Max, or as we delve into the rumor mill, the iPhone Ultra.
Cost savings and integration
The first big advantage would be the cost savings. If Apple decided to use its own chip in all of its devices, it would have the ability to significantly reduce its production costs. Currently, Apple relies on external suppliers for the chips in their iPhones. By producing your own chip, you would have complete control over the supply chain, eliminating additional expenses associated with third-party suppliers.
In addition, integrating Apple Silicon’s chip into iPhones would allow a better synchronization between devices from Apple. Currently, iPhones use A-series chips, while Mac computers use M-series chips. If Apple could standardize its Silicon chip across all of its devices, it would achieve unprecedented integration and compatibility. This would make it easier for developers to application creation and smoother functions between Apple devices, thus improving the user experience. We have seen that Final Cut Pro X is available for the iPad, why can’t it be for small video edits on the iPhone?
The iPhone is one of the devices most powerful on the market, well above the processors of Huawei, Samsung and even other American brands such as Snapdragon. If Apple implemented these chips in the iPhone, we could expect a significant increase in performance of these devices, which would allow users to run more complex applications and perform more demanding tasks on their iPhones, such as better quality and performance of Apple Arcade games.
The situation, although it may seem simple, is more complex than we think and changes of such magnitude do not occur overnight, but are changes that require time, effort and complex planning, analyzing the consequences of this and above all, see how to introduce a larger chip in a much smaller body.
By way of conclusion, Apple with its Silicon, has redefined the laptop and desktop industry just like it did with iPhones in the past. The Silicons are the future of the company, a part of Tim Cook’s great legacy and there is no doubt that the mixed reality glasses that plans to launch in June are a success, Apple Silicon are part of it.