Apple and Intel do Wed
In a not to distant post, I linked about the speculation, although, at the time, experts did not think it likely.
Well, it has happened and Apple computers will use Intel chips:
Apple has confirmed that it is dropping IBM chips from its Mac computers in favour of those made by Intel.
The first Apple computers with the Intel chips onboard will be on the market by this time next year.
"We think Intel's technology will help us create the best personal computers for the next 10 years," Steve Jobs, the head of Apple, said.
The move is being seen as a big gamble for Apple strategy, and a boost to Intel at the expense of IBM.
It ends a decade-long relationship between Apple and IBM, which have recently wrangled over supply problems
I'm not close to being an expert or a computer geek to understand the significance of this, but I'm guessing it's big.