Apple to move to Intel? Analyst says yes

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Will Apple migrate future Macintosh models to an Intel-based architecture? Writing for, Michael Kanellos points to one well-respected industry analyst that certainly thinks so. The info appears in a new article.

Kanellos' source for this supposition is Bear Stearns analyst Andrew Neff, who foresaw the merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq as well. Neff doesn't see it happening right away, but in a 50 page "manifesto," suggested that there was an 80 percent chance Apple would make such a shift in two to four years. Neff justifies his theory by noting that it is a time in the marketplace "for company managements to take steps toward concrete changes."

What's more, IBM, which makes PowerPC chips used by Apple in certain Mac models, is de-emphasizing its hardware business, said Neff. A clear sign, he said, as IBM has a "relative lack of investments" in the hardware market.


  • Reply 1 of 14
    well then, 'Neff said.
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    warpdwarpd Posts: 204member
    A mod just closed this exact thread 2 mins ago!!! Look down man! I got in though before the lock. Cause I'm super special!
  • Reply 3 of 14
    msleemslee Posts: 143member
    this analyst is so clearly off his rocker its not even funny.

    he should be fired.
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    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
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    mugwumpmugwump Posts: 233member
    You know the commercial, "Let's put lipstick on this pig. There's two playoff tickets to the analyst who sells the most of this stock."

    Obviously they have a large holding in INTC stock, and forgot to short the damn thing as it dropped.

    Apple's move to Intel will happen at the same time that they move to Microsoft OS as well. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    In before thread duplication lock, gotta be one or the other. WOOHOO! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

    And time to edit too. hehehe

    [ 08-02-2002: Message edited by: Matsu ]</p>
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    trevormtrevorm Posts: 841member
    woohoo! I got in and this SILLY thred is still not locked!
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    hot chahot cha Posts: 37member
    [quote]Originally posted by grad student:

    <strong>well then, 'Neff said.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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    nullptrnullptr Posts: 21member
    If Apple moves to Intel, how much do you want to bet that Microsoft will stop development on Office X.
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    macroninmacronin Posts: 1,174member
    Wow, look at how BORED everyone is, waiting for a new PowerMac!

    Look, look! I also made it in...!

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    snoopysnoopy Posts: 1,901member
    Whoa, IBM is de-emphasizing its hardware business? That must be why IBM opened a new chip plant, and say they are going after high-end consumer business, "The cream of the crop," making custom chips. Yeah, he might be a little off me thinks.

    Also, he has such a compelling reason for Apple to switch to Intel chips. It is time for management to take steps toward concrete changes? Now that is a really compelling reason; like saying, "do something different." It has lots of technical and economic merit.
  • Reply 13 of 14
    Since when do Analyst know anything about anything? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
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    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Please use the existing thread on this subject. Thanks.
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