In an effort to boost sales, Intel has hinted at a “Windows refresh” planned for 2024.
David Zinsner, Intel’s CFO, mentioned the possibility of a Windows refresh during Citi’s investor conference last month, hinting that users would be encouraged to upgrade their PCs due to an impending Windows version.
He said as follows:
In fact, we anticipate that 2024 will be a really positive year for clients, especially in light of the next Windows update. We continue to believe that the install base needs to be updated because it is somewhat dated. Given the influence of Windows, we believe that might begin the next year.
Zinsner made these comments a month ago, and PC Gamer made them public. They come after months of Windows 12 mentions in leaked internal Intel materials. It looks like Intel is preparing its Meteor Lake desktop architecture for the upcoming iteration of Windows, which is probably going to be called Windows 12.
Although Microsoft has not publicly stated its plans for Windows 12, there are signs that the corporation is thinking about incorporating AI-powered functionalities into upcoming Windows releases.
In a previous interview with The Verge, Microsoft’s president of consumer marketing Yusuf Mehdi said, “As we start to develop future versions of Windows, we’ll think about other places where AI should play a natural role in terms of the experience.”
Microsoft appears to be covertly laying the foundation for a greater focus on AI within Windows. These advancements make it more likely that Windows 12 will be paired with an AI coprocessor-focused hardware upgrade.