Apple looks at use of Intel chips?

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Okay, so given that this rumour flies around every once in a while and comes to naught. This time, though, apparently the speculation is based on some actual fact — that executives from Apple and Intel have actually met to discuss the possibility of Apple using Intel chips in their product lines. Of course, there are no details on whether this might mean a complete shift away from IBM's chips, some sort of gradual phasing-in and dual usage or perhaps adoption for use in some new, as yet unseen product line (like, say, an Apple tablet — please?). Also not surprising — no one at either company will confirm or deny the rumours. It could also be just another spin 'round the rumour mill once again, but we'll keep our ears to the ground, all the same.

[Thanks, Ethan and Giorgio]