Re: Even if it was a good idea, now that's been asked by The Register...
Oh, Apple was never going to do that anyway.
Ultimately, the Apple silicon is the beginning of the end for Apple. This will kill the Macintosh.
No, not just the lack of compatibility with x86 software. The compatibility with iPhone software is really what's going to do it in. Why would a developer waste time writing a Mac version when the iPhone version will work without a recode? Why would a customer buy a Mac when the only software it runs is iPhone software anyway?
And once the Mac is dead, why would anybody buy an iPhone?
It'll take decades to die, of course. Companies that big don't disappear overnight. Look at the emaciated almost-corpse of Sears, still barely breathing after a 20 year decline.