Macs to use Intel chips?

A friend sent me this article this morning…

“Apple Computer has been in talks that could lead to a decision soon to use Intel chips in its Macintosh line, according to a report published Monday.

The Wall Street Journal, citing two industry executives with knowledge of recent discussions between the companies, reported that Apple will agree to use Intel chips.”

Read the article…


UPDATE: I came across this article over at the Cult of Mac. I guess we’ll see who’s right.

“The rumor that Apple is considering Intel chips for the Mac platform is nonsense. Literally. Non-sense. It makes no sense. The rumor that Apple will use chips from Intel instead of its long-standing partner IBM is as old as the Mac platform itself. Year after year the rumor keeps popping up. Today’s version is in the Wall Street Journal, which means it’s getting wide play. “The computer maker has been in talks that could lead to a decision soon to use Intel Corp. chips in its Macintosh computer line, industry executives say, a prospect that may shake up the world of computers and software,”the WSJ reports. But why would Apple switch from IBM, which is kicking ass, to Intel, whose heyday may be over? Intel’s chip technology trails both IBM’s and AMD’s. IBM’s dual-core processors are a couple of years ahead of Intel’s, which is why all three next-generation gaming consoles will be based on variations of the IBM’s PowerPC chips — the same chips used by Apple. The irony is, it’s Microsoft that’s starting to switch platforms, starting with the XBox. Not Apple.”

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