What's New: Apple Switches to Intel

In a long-rumored move, Apple announced today they will have Macintosh systems available using Intel CPUs by the end of 2007. Apple today showed a preview of MacOS X running on an Intel-based Mac, along with a developer toolkit to aid in porting programs to the new platform.

While Apple is talking up the Intel platform, many analysts (and ITS) believe that AMD has a stronger CPU platform for the future. This move therefore is a big win for Intel but a questionable move for Apple, and a blow to IBM and Freescale Semiconductor, the makers of the PowerPC chips.

Monday, Jun 6, 2005 02:49 pm CDT

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