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OT - Intel inside Apple? #16841 06/06/05 04:49 AM
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The buzz (once again) is that Apple will be switching to Intel processors, and that it will be announced at WWDC on Monday.

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Re: OT - Intel inside Apple? #16842 06/06/05 05:44 AM
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http://news.com.com/Apple+to+ditch+IBM%2C+switch+to+Intel+chips/2100-1006_3-5731398.html?tag=nefd.lede

Bah....at this point just port macosx for usage on a pc :p

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Splitting the user base three ways between x86, PowerPC and OS 8 & 9 PowerPC users sounds like suicide.

Seems like such a bad idea that it must be true, nobody would make that up.

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My guess is they'll use Intel processors but the machines won't be PC compatible (yes it's possible). That'll keep Microsoft from getting grumpy.

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Quote:
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Splitting the user base three ways between x86, PowerPC and OS 8 & 9 PowerPC users sounds like suicide.
I agree. Announcing a switch to Intel chips doesn't make sense at all. What that will do is leave current users in the dark and make their machines and software obsolete. I don't want to buy another computer and another version of OS X and new software. They should announce something like this when they're losing major money. Then the decision would be justified.
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Re: OT - Intel inside Apple? #16846 06/06/05 09:26 AM
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I don't think they'll do it, unless they're planning to use high-end ones in the long-rumored "X-Station". Even so, I think it's extremely unlikely given that they're still trying to drag about half their user base over to OS X, and as sweetpea said, they don't need to split their already small user base further.

Also, I really don't think Steve Jobs' ego would permit it. He's bashed Intel too many times to do an about-face. (On the other hand, IBM embarassed him by not delivering 3 GHz...)


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Re: OT - Intel inside Apple? #16847 06/06/05 01:13 PM
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He's done an about-face a lot of times before. VErtical optical drives, Flash-based iPod, etc.

I just hope he does an about-face on 802.11a. It really is a lot better than 802.11g in terms of responsiveness and efficiency.

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Those were pretty minor about-faces though, compared to what this would involve.

I think he'd be more likely to introduce a two-button mouse, first. wink


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Re: OT - Intel inside Apple? #16849 06/06/05 03:52 PM
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Idea! A new console made from Apple with IBM, a real x360's counter attack laugh laugh laugh laugh

Re: OT - Intel inside Apple? #16850 06/06/05 05:21 PM
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Well they're almost announcing it as "fact" on the morning financial report on CNBC, and had a bit of discussion on it. Of course, their sole sources are the articles in the NY Times and WSJ, which probably both got their info from the same place.

Doesn't anybody do their own research anymore?

I'm guessing if there is any connection, it will be that Intel will begin manufacturing PowerPC chips for Apple. A long shot, but that's my guess.


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