Report: Apple in Talks with Intel

The Wall Street Journal on Monday said that Apple is in talks with Intel over using the company's chips in its Macintosh line of computers. Both companies, however, denied that any discussions are taking place. The report says that a move towards Intel chips is very close to becoming a reality, at least on paper.

Theoretically, if Intel chips were used in Macintosh computers, Mac users could install Windows without Virtual PC or a similar application, and vice versa. It is unclear whether this move is an actual switch by the company, or just being used to gain leverage in future talks with IBM, which produces the PowerPC chip. In any case, at least one executive told the WSJ that an announcement could come as soon as June 6 at the Apple World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco.


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