Apple is reportedly designing a processor to handle low-power tasks

While Apple is no stranger to creating its own processors (iPhones and iPads use A-series SoCs developed in-house), it’s largely relied on Intel’s offerings for its laptops and desktops for the past few years.

Now, Bloomberg reports that the Cupertino-based company is working on a new chip to handle functionality that doesn’t require a lot of computing power.

The processor will use processor maker ARM’s tech and take on things like the Power Nap feature in MacOS, which allows for syncing calendars as well as downloading emails and software updates while your laptop’s display is shut and powered down.

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