Monday, June 06, 2005

Rumours fly over Apple-Intel deal

Via The BBC.

Apple is about to announce that it is dropping IBM chips in favour of those made by Intel, reports suggest.

The first Apple computers with the Intel chips onboard could appear by mid-2006, technology site CNet reported over the weekend.

The move would mark a big change in Apple strategy, and a boost to Intel at the expense of IBM.

Industry watchers are expecting an announcement by Apple on the deal on Monday at a company conference.

Update: Reuters reports that "Apple said it would move all of its flagship Macintosh computers to Intel processors by the end of 2007."

Update, too: Admittedly, I like this: Over on the BusinessWeek Tech Beat Blog, Cliff Edwards calls it "Hell Froze Over--The Sequel"...


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