Apple Won’t Ditch Intel (Maybe)
Apple’s recent acquisition of P.A. Semi has started rumors of a PowerPC Mac revival. On one side there are people claiming that it’s hard for Apple to justify Mac prices because the hardware is now more or less identical to what PCs run with EFI support. The other side notes the drop in Apple’s product prices while the performance continues to increase.
So the real question is, where does Steve stand?
In an interview after Apple reported earnings Wednesday, Jobs told the Business Technology Blog that the company’s relationship with Intel, the provider of microprocessors for its entire line of Macintosh computers, is still strong. “We have a great partnership with Intel,” Jobs said. “We expect that to continue forever.”
There you have it, at least for now.