So, Apple recently announced that their Macs will be transitioning from Intel based CPUs to ARM chips:
I didn't see this one coming and it came to me as a pretty big shock!
What to make out of this?
Macs are quite popular among devs as workstations - will it stay that way, will this change put people off and have them looking for alternatives, or doesn't it really matter?
Is there a risk that this might lead to fragmentation - making things harder in terms of supporting, maintaining and installing open source or third party software/packages? (in terms of having to support more CPU architectures)
Or will other platforms (PCs, Windows, Linux) simply follow suit and also jump ship to embrace ARM? (so that this just becomes the new norm)
Is the move from Intel to ARM even a thing server-side (I have no idea if a move to ARM would even make any sense in the cloud or the data center, I'm pretty clueless TBH).
Curious about your thoughts!