Apple’s new processors give it more power over developers on the Mac

Apple announced Monday that it was ditching Intel microprocessors in favor of custom-designed chips built around Arm processors. Arm, a British microprocessor design company, is behind many of the small, power-efficient mobile devices that have proliferated in recent years and Apple already uses Arm designs in iPhones, iPads and watches. While Apple says Arm processors will improve speed, battery life and security, developers worry Apple could use the transition to wrest more control away from developers on the Mac platform.