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Apple partnership helps Intel business

updated 04:00 pm EST, Fri January 6, 2006

Intel gets Apple boost

Upcoming products from the Apple-Intel partnership will help Intel's bottom line in the coming quarters, but the transition may not be complete by the end of year as many industry observers had speculated, according to an investment research firm. J.P. Morgan, which maintained a "neutral" rating on Intel in anticipation of overcapacity, after the firm's checks indicated that Intel is on track to begin shipping processors for Apple's new PCs this quarter, according to the Forbes report. "We expect the PCs to be introduced at MacWorld next week," wrote the analyst in a research note on Friday. The firm also said that about 55 percent of this year's Mac shipments will have Intel CPUs: JP Morgan estimates just over 8.7 million Macs for the 2006 calendar year, which translates into roughly 4.8 million Intel processors. Every 1 million Intel-based Macs would augment Intel's earnings per share by a little less than 1 cent, according to the report. The firm raised its 2006 estimates for Intel to earnings of $1.59 per share on revenue of $42.8 billion, from earnings of $1.55 per share on revenue of $42.2 billion, according to

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  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969


    More sales

    "8.7 million Macs for the 2006 calendar year"

    Almost double that of 2005, ok sounds reasonable to me. Is the stock price anticipating this already?

  1. eswinson

    Joined: Dec 1969


    tides have turned

    it is funny how these analysts get optimistic about Apple when it helps out an old blue chip. I bet in the next 5 years we will see Apple become more and more mainstream. When I think about the 25-30 people I have met over the last year I would say 90% of them say they want a powerbook.

    Hopefully this latest virus/trojan threat for MS will become the asteroid that kills off the dinosaurs. When a simple bitmap image can compromise your system and the flaw has been there for 10 years it is a sad day in PC land.

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