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Apple to replace Intel processors for Macs with in-house chips

Arm-based chipset to be produced by TSMC, sources say

The first Mac powered by Apple's own chips is expected to ship by the end of this year. (Photo courtesy of Apple)

SAN JOSE, U.S./TAIPEI -- Apple is to replace Intel processors used in Mac computers with chips designed in-house, similar to those already powering iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches, in an important shift by the California-based tech giant.

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