Gruber on Apple and Intel

Sorry for the lack of updates on my part over the last couple of days, I was chilling in the Keys.

I know this one is a couple days old now, but if you haven’t already read John Gruber’s opinion piece on the new Apple and Intel partnership I suggest you do.

What interests me the most about it is his opinion on why Apple did not go with AMD, which seems to be the geek choice of CPUs.

AMD’s processors may be faster than Intel’s — that’s a race that will likely continue going back and forth — but Intel, inarguably, has greater production capabilities than any other semiconductor manufacturer. Intel makes more CPUs than the rest of the industry combined. No other CPU partner can make it less likely that Apple will ever again face a CPU shortage.

It makes since because why would Apple move from the PowerPC platform if it was constantly getting a quality supply and upgrades in speed? They wouldn’t. So your only option is to move to a company that can live up to their promises — Intel.

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