Will intels constant delays of broadwell push Apple to ARM chips?
Apple likes to update their Mac hardware line with significant chip updates annually. Usually mid-summer, occasionally in the fall. The updates are usually a chip update, that follows in line with intels update schedule, and significant updates appear once every few years.
What has become an expected schedule, has resulted in the likes of websites such as buyersguide.macrumors.com explaining to people when to expect a new release, and when to buy (or hold off), whether or not these websites alter purchase decisions significantly, is unknown and may not factor into Apples release decisions whatsoever.
While changing the chip architecture would have many other issues, such as programs needing to be recompiled and ported to the new technology, Apple has recently completed an architecture change with the switch from PowerPC to x86, and succeeded in convincing developers that this was a positive change, and to embrace it.
If Apple had control of their chip design using ARM, they would no longer be stuck waiting behind intel to update their chips to release the new products, the Macs could have a more precise update schedule as is seen with iPads and iPhones, they would have control over the device from top to bottom, with chips designed specifically for the hardware.
What are your thoughts, do you think intels continued delays may have effect on Apples decision to use ARM, or that intel chips have proven to be asset for the Mac line and that Apple will continue with them for the foreseeable future, and that delays are just "part of doing business".