Apple and Sony Cell chip alliance predicted


macrumors 68030
Aug 10, 2004
I feel both good and apprehensive about this, it is a wait and see for me, I don't get to drive!
the potential for great things is high, I wonder if this effects the "after Jobs" era to come?


macrumors newbie
Jan 19, 2005
No surprise

The Cell processor is based on the Power processor (the G5). So it should not be a surprise to anyone that Apple will use the Cell processor for future devices. And I say devices because I do not want to limit it to workstations and laptops. IBM is using the Cell in workstations, Sony is using it in the PS3, but Toshiba is using it in plasma TVs. Who knows how Apple plans on using the Cell. Maybe they will use it in workstations and laptops. Maybe OSX will be the operating system in the PS3. Apple seems to be really high on HD, so maybe it's related to that. Maybe a DVD+R featuring Blu-ray and running OSX. Who knows!
I do know that it is virtually inevitable that Apple will be using the Cell processor.

Lord Blackadder

macrumors G5
May 7, 2004
Sod off
Unfortunately the evidence is weak (a stock analyst's guess), but the potential is obvious, and has been debated at length here.

It would certainly be good for Apple to get the Cell in its computers, but that will only happen after Sony and Apple strike a deal. Sony has a sizable wintel computer division, so I don't know how they would work together, seeing as Steve has no intention to license the Mac OS. Antother option I see would be to expand iTunes onto Sony hardware, but again Sony has it's own service there.


macrumors 68000
Jul 9, 2001
London, UK
wwillie2 said:
Maybe OSX will be the operating system in the PS3.
Well Apple and Sony were working together on some kind of operating a system a year or two back, so it is not out of the question.

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