I just thought I would start a thread looking at the down side to the statement by IBM that its PPC970 chips will work in Macs. This is because Apple gets very angry (though this is mainly just SJ) if a company makes an anouncement about upcoming Macs. ATI did this a few years back and now Apple is switching to Nvidia even though Nvidia's chips are not always the fastest. To me it sounds like Apple is not using the chips at the moment and IBM wants them to, so IBM are giving hints that the chips will work with Macs in an effert to make Apple start using the chips. Also while it is obvious that Apple can't keep on using Moto, they could be doing a deal with AMD or even Intel to produce new PPC chips since the Athlon and Pentium are basically RISC chips that have units that covert CISC instructions to RISC and back again. Apple tries very hard to make sure leaks dont occur about upcoming products, so maybe the less of a comfirmation there is on a rumour, the more true it is.