Apple May Ditch Intel

When I read over at Bloomberg that Apple may be ditching Intel, I thought, "Wow, this is great news for AMD!"  That thought was a little premature though and instead they are looking at designing their own chips and using ARM-based chips such as those used in their phones and iPads.  I could see this happening for sure, but not anytime soon.  They simply don't pack enough power in those tiny processors.

While Apple is now committed to Intel in computers and is unlikely to switch in the next few years, some engineers say a shift to its own designs is inevitable as the features of mobile devices and PCs become more similar, two people said. Any change would be a blow to Intel, the world’s largest processor maker, which has already been hurt by a stagnating market for computers running Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s Windows software and its failure to gain a foothold in mobile gadgets.