There are rumors that Apple and AMD execs are talking about the former using the chips of the latter in upcoming products. Rob Enderle, principal analyst with the Enderle Group, even thinks there’s a slim chance that something more could be in the works.
Even though there’s a team within Intel is dedicated solely to Apple, if Apple did decide to switch, however, the AMD microprocessors might be more suitable for Apple since the chips favor graphics over central processing units, he told “MacNewsWorld” (http://www.macnewsworld.com/rsstory/69816.html?wlc=1271794909).
If Apple were to dump Intel, it might actually be in the market to buy AMD, Enderle suggested. Apple is already making its own processor for the iPad, he pointed out, and it might be looking for more vertical integration. “AMD is relatively cheap, and Apple could afford to buy it,” Enderle told “MacNewsWorld.”