From what I've read, entirely a supply issue. <br><br>AMD just doesn't have the capabilities to turn out the quantity and variety of chips that Apple wants. Also, Intel makes motherboards and specs out other parts...that's free R&D for Apple. <br><br>
Yeah....Intel has an 80 something percent marketshare, they invented the processor, they make motherboards, they create the architecture. If Apple was going to switch to another processor, might as well hitch your wagon to the big boys. <br><br>
I actually agree with a lot he said... right up until he mentions yet another "Brand X should buy Apple" comment. In this case, it actually does make more sense than the Disney or Sony BS over the years. But it still doesn't hold water.<br><br>Intel/Apple as one company could really kick the crap out of Windows if Intel simply stopped making chips that worked with Windows. Anyone who thinks MS could hop in bed with AMD to make up the difference is simply kidding themselves. But we all know that simply isn't going to happen.<br><br>So while they *could* see some serious sales of Intel chips due to this Apple deal, I don't see a drastic change for either company unless the Mac OS gets licensed to PC vendors, thus making Apple a software only type of company.<br><br>I dunno, but this whole deal just smells of opportunity for both parties involved. I think it'll be a good thing over time, if for no other reason than to give a big F#ck You to all the "industry pundits" who make a living off a tired old Mhz argument.<br><br>If Intel can provide processor parity between the two OS makers (I see no reason why they couldn't) AND Apple could lower their prices, then the only real argument left is the OS/Software itself. And Apple could easily win that battle. The only problem is, we can be somewhat certain that Apple will NEVER compete with current PC-maker's prices.<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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