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October 25, 2013


How about running ARM/iPhone/iPad apps on x86 Mac? Kind of like Rosetta that Apple had for running PowerPC apps on x86 Mac. I ran a Octane score for JavaScript performance on my Mac and I got a 2x score when compared to my iPhone 5s. So, I think my MacBook Air is quite capable to run ARM apps. Perhaps, the next MacOS will include a new version of Rosetta that will run ARM apps on it. Therefore, more motivation for ARM developers to optimize their apps to run on all kinds of Mac. Once this trend is mainstream, Apple could consider if they need a hardware solution for that.

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