Jun 3, 2005

Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

Source: CNET
Written By Stephen Shankland Staff Writer, CNET
June 3, 2005, 5:11 PM PDT

Update Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it’s scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel’s microprocessors, CNET has learned.

Apple has used IBM’s PowerPC processors since 1994, but will begin a phased transition to Intel’s chips, sources familiar with the situation said. Apple plans to move lower-end computers such as the Mac Mini to Intel chips in mid-2006 and higher-end models such as the Power Mac in mid-2007, sources said.

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CNET’s Michael Kanellos and Richard Shim contributed to this report.

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