The first few months of the year were rough for companies and organizations that regularly hold large events year in and year out. Most have canceled while others have put their events on hold, albeit indefinitely. Google did cancel its annual I/O developers conference but Apple is pushing ahead with an online version of its yearly WWDC. And it’s a good thing, too, because it’s now expected to make one of the biggest announcements in the company’s history since the late Steve Jobs announced it would be abandoning the PowerPC platform for Intel.
It won’t be an instantaneous shift, of course, though it could be nearly instant for different product segments. When Apple introduces its long-awaited ARM-based MacBook and Macs, it will still leave a window of opportunity before all Intel-based models are phased out. That window of opportunity might not be so big, though, as Ming-chi Kuo seems to suggest.
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