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Intel promises to support two-year transition to Apple Silicon

Tim Cook says the transition away from Intel will take two years

Intel says it will continue to support Apple "across several areas of business," while insisting that its processors give a better experience than Apple Silicon.

In a statement to AppleInsider, Intel says that Apple remains a customer and that the company plans to continuing supporting them. This comes after Apple's announcement that it is transitioning away from using Intel processors, which Tim Cook says will take two years to complete.

"Apple is a customer across several areas of business," said an Intel spokesperson, "and we will continue to support them."

"Intel remains focused on delivering the most advanced PC experiences and a wide range of technology choices that redefine computing," continued the statement. "We believe Intel-powered PCs— like those based on our forthcoming Tiger Lake mobile platform— provide global customers the best experience in the areas they value most, as well as the most open platform for developers, both today and into the future."

At the end of Tim Cook's keynote, the Apple CEO stressed that the company was not cutting off Intel immediately.

"We expect to ship our first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of this year, and we expect the transition to take about two years," he said. "We plan to continue to support and release new versions of Mac OS for Intel based Macs for years to come."

"In fact, we have some new Intel based Macs in the pipeline that we're really excited about," he continued.

Apple released its first Apple Silicon-based Mac alongside the announcement, although solely a Developer Transition Kit which will not go on sale to the public.