or years Intel and AMD's x86 architecture has ruled the desktop, while ARM dominated mobile platforms. Now ARM is making inroads onto the desktop. There are multiple versions of the M1, and the 2nd generation M2 is now available. With a shared CPU architecture, iOS and iPad apps can run on macOS, improving the simulator for app development. Most recently, the ARM architecture came full circle with the desktop M1 processor powering the iPad Airs.