updated 10:10 am EDT, Fri July 3, 2009
NVIDIA Denies Apple Split
NVIDIA on Friday has purportedly denied recent claims of a conflict with Apple. Insiders believed close to NVIDIA claim that the two are still "just fine" and that the graphics company's chief Jen-Hsun Huang is personally happy with the current situation. Apple is still understood to be ordering chipsets as usual.
The two are rumored to have started a gradual split after a dispute with its roots in NVIDIA's position on the defects that affected all GeForce 8600M graphics chips and could potentially affect 9600M GT parts as well. However, supposed plans to start by phasing out NVIDIA chipsets for Intel Nehalem-based Macs may have their roots in an Intel-NVIDIA conflict that could prevent Apple from continuing to use the GeForce 9400M and similar hybrid graphics and system chipsets.