NYTimes new rumor site?

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  1. drastik macrumors 6502a

    drastik

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    W00t!

    Sources: Apple to Use IBM Processor

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 14, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Apple Computer Inc., which for months has been encouraging PC users to switch to its Macintosh computers, is on the verge of some switching itself.

    The company, which has used Motorola microprocessors in most of its Macs since 1984, is the customer of a line of next-generation processors to be unveiled Monday by International Business Machines Corp., according to industry sources.

    Unlike today's Windows and Mac desktops, the IBM PowerPC 970 can process data in 64-bit chunks as well as today's standard 32-bit chunks. Sixty-four bit chips, which can address massive amounts of memory, are mostly found today in powerful servers.
     
  2. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    w00t indeed...

    i'm quite pleased with the prospect but one thing i dont like... the time frame and the expected launch frequency... 1.8gigahertz in LATE 2003? come on, I think we can do a little better than that...

    If anyone has detailed link to information on the benefits of a 64-bit cpu could you please share?

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    here's a direct link to the article..

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-IBM-Apple.html
     
  3. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    well yes the story is on their site but it's an AP wire story. But you're right about the rumoring part. It's rather uncharacteristic of AP to make such a bold assertion when the only sources of info are 'industry insiders' spouting their guesses.
     

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