Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

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.
Apple's Intel Notebooks To Be Faster Than Expected
Apple Computer will start shipping its first Intel-based notebook this week, but with faster processors than originally specced out.
By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News
Feb. 14, 2006 Source:
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