I certainly wasn’t attempting to sing any RIP song for Intel. They’ll be around for a long time yet! :)
Whilst laptops are certainly used for creativity purposes, I don’t think that is their main use — unless you include creative accounting!
And, as I understand it, Apple has every intention of moving away from Intel chips entirely within the next two years. I expect they’re making this move because they have every confidence that they can compete with Intel on performance as well as on efficiency.
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