Stop enlisting the help of Imagination Technologies and start developing your own GPUs.
Imagination Technologies (IT) has announced in a statement that Apple will stop using its graphics card technology for mobile devices (iPhone and iPad) in the next 15 to 24 months and start using internally designed chips.
In the announcement, which has had a major impact on IT’s actions, it is stated that Cupertino Company Not Violating Imagination Technologies Intellectual Property. Something that the designer of the chips believes to be quite difficult to fulfill.
Apple currently holds 8% of the shares of Imagination Technologies and in the past there was even speculation about a possible purchase.
Processors and graphics cards designed by Apple in California
This It is not the first time that Apple stops using external companies and chooses to design its own chips. Since 2010, with the launch of the iPad, the company has its own chipCPUs and today they are the most advanced mobile processors in terms of power and efficiency. So much so that they are not only mounted on the iPhone and iPad, but have also reached the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, the AirPods and even the Touch Bar of the new MacBook Pro.
Hence, the idea of Apple developing its own graphics cards may be a move that favors users. Increased chip power TOthat mount on iPhone and iPad has been spectacular in recent years. Especially in the graphic area where it has been multiplied by 240. A figure that may grow in the future now that the company itself designs its graphics cards in California.
That if we will have to wait a couple of generations iPhone and iPad until we can see the first device with a graphics card designed by Apple.