updated 08:05 am EDT, Tue May 24, 2005
Apple pressuring IBM
Analysts say that the into fixing its own chip supply problems and that customers should not expect "Intel Inside" stickers on their Macs anytime soon, according to The Mercury News. "Kevin Krewell, editor in chief of newsletter Microprocessor Report, said he smells an orchestrated media ploy by Apple to pressure IBM to improve its supply problems, which have led to delays in some Apple products. 'I believe this is a purely negotiating move by Apple to grab some attention and headlines and to point out that they're feeling underappreciated by IBM,' Krewell said.... Apple has reportedly been frustrated with IBM's inability to manufacture its PowerPC processors quickly enough. And Apple has so far been unable to build a laptop that can successfully tap IBM's G5 Power PC processor, which runs hot and uses a lot of power."