View Full Version : More IBM/Apple Gossip

Sep 20, 2002, 02:21 AM

I have an Apple-connected friend who works at IBM in Austin. If you
read any of the Mac news-and-rumor-stirred-in-an-unholy-mix sites they
are all abuzz with the idea that Apple will soon drop Motorola CPUs.
The thinking seems to be that they lag behind Intel on price and
performance and the gap is widening. Further, Motorola isn't all that
interested in keeping up, as they are focused on the embedded market
these days. My IBM friend says this is true.

Disclaimer: Newsgroup gossip is NOT a reliable source of info... but it is interesting.

Sep 20, 2002, 12:45 PM
Here's the quote that is quite enlightening:

He works in the IBM division that makes
POWER4 CPUs and he says *that's* what's going to be replacing those
Motorola chips that don't seem to be keeping up with Moore's Law

Although I know quite well enough that rumors are rumors until something changes, it is fun to dream about this stuff. And, hey, if it does come to pass, we can say "We knew it!"