Intel's Cannonlake Chips Allegedly Delayed Until End of 2018

intelIntel will not release its next-generation Cannonlake processors until the end of 2018, according to supply chain sources that spoke to DigiTimes.

Unsurprisingly, Intel is believed to be facing problems with its 10-nanometer process, leading to a series of delays. Cannonlake chips were initially set to debut as early as 2017, but have been pushed back several times.

However, Intel has reportedly been facing difficulties with its 10nm process. The Cannon Lake processors, originally set for launch in 2017, have seen their launch schedule revised three times: first to the end of 2017 or early 2018, then to the mid-2018, and now the end of 2018, the sources noted.

If Intel doesn't get Cannonlake out until later in 2018, it could be followed shortly by Intel's Ice Lake chips, made on Intel's 10nm+ process. There's already been some confusion about Cannonlake, as Intel has been referring to Ice Lake as the successor to Coffee Lake, making it unclear just how Cannonlake fits in.

According to DigiTimes, some manufacturers are already planning to skip out on the Cannonlake generation to wait for Ice Lake chips, and others are revising their notebook plans following Intel's delays.

As for Apple, Cannonlake delays have the potential to impact upgrade plans for the low-power MacBook models but are unlikely to cause problems for other notebook upgrades.

Cannonlake is a low voltage chipset not appropriate for machines like the MacBook Pro, with the next-generation of those machines like to adopt Intel's as of yet to be released 14nm++ Coffee Lake chips or the eighth-generation Intel chips announced in August, which are part of a Kaby Lake Refresh.

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Wiesenlooser Avatar
89 months ago
If they hurry, they will be able to match the A12's performance by the end of 2018 :)
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Crzyrio Avatar
89 months ago
Now that the A11 chip is on par with dual core Kaby Lakes aren't we this close > < to Apple using an X variant of their own silicon in MacBooks. TBH I'm tired of Intel dragging it's ass to point where I'd prefer Apple to use their own chips in MacBooks or even see what AMD can offer as far as better value wholesale.
They are not the same thing and people really need to stop with the comparism.

I 100% doubt the A Series chip can handle running anything close to a full Mac OS X workload.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BaltimoreMediaBlog Avatar
89 months ago
The sooner Apple will switch to A processors, the better.

A little pain for a lot of gain.
What is it with this CRAZY MYTH that Ax processors are faster than Intel desktop chips? That's been proven FALSE!
An iPhone barely multitasks at all! It was one of the dumbest benchmarks I've ever seen. HAHA!

A switch to Ax processors for Macs would be the end of the Mac and Tim Cook at Apple in one fell swoop.

Microsoft would have Apple for lunch. Without anti-trust fears, MS would just cancel Mac Office and watch the Mac wither and die. Most computer buyers still think that a computer that cannot run Office is not a serious machine, regardless of how ridiculous that thinking might be.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
M.PaulCezanne Avatar
89 months ago
should make it into macs by 2089.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WatchTheThrone Avatar
89 months ago
Next article will read “Apple to use A-Series chips in future MacBooks starting late 2018”
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
isomorphic Avatar
89 months ago
Unfortunately MacOS can't run on ARM processors which means it won't be possible to run desktop apps on Axx powered devices any time soon.. which is a big limitation regardless power these devices can get.
I'm certain macOS, and most if not all first-party apps, are already running just fine on A-series chips (in Apple's labs).

It's getting all of the old third-party stuff moved that's the real trick. This is part of the point of Swift, etc., and why iOS binaries are delivered in intermediate code instead of raw machine code. As developers transition to newer tech it will be easier for Apple to abstract the hardware.
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