Monday, September 01, 2003

It's time for America's Stupidest Rumors!

(Sorry for the late post. I was busy today.)

Yes, for some reason Mac Rumors dragged up this pointless rumor from Smarthouse.com.au, a site with no Mac rumor credibility (I respect Mac Rumors highly, but think this rumor wasn't worth a front page posting).

It's another baseless Apple on Intel rumor.

Let me be clear on this topic: Apple is not moving to Intel.

Does that clear things up?

Any Apple on Intel rumor is false to begin with, especially when you consider Apple's new commitments to IBM (you know, that "G5" thing). This rumor starts to feel particularly false when it claims "An original idea to release a duel platform MAC..." in the first paragraph.

"MAC"? I don't know who your source is, but I hope they haven't confused a computer company for a sandwich with the word "Big" in front of it.

On top of that, the story references Intel's mythical "Itanium" chip. It's like the Motorola-made G5 of Intel (although in all fairness Intel may acutally produce the Itanium someday, once they work out the hoards of debilitating design issues).

Anyway, here's my summary: The people at "Smart House" are about as smart as Willie's Shack on The Simpsons.
Apple isn't going to move to Intel processors. Period.

I'm personally interested in finding out whether the folks at "Smart House" are just stupid, or if they've got a secret motive in posting a story as inaccurate, if not more inaccurate, than any Apple on Intel story.

For those who don't understand why Apple really can't move to Intel, the answer is simple (there's also the previously mentioned IBM factor): OS X on Intel would most likely put Apple out of business. The bulk of Apple's profits are from hardware sales, which would drop substantially if Apple moved to Intel's processors.

Your comments are welcome at c3net@earthlink.net.

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