Steve Jobs in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Apple’s co-founder:
We tried to help Intel, but they don’t listen much. We’ve been telling them for years that their graphics suck… They wanted this big joint project to do chips for future iPhones. There were two reasons we didn’t go with them. One was that they are just really slow. They’re like a steamship…Second is that we just didn’t want to teach them everything, which they could go and sell to our competitors.
So, what’s going on?
Jason D. O’Grady in ZDNet on Apple flirting with AMD chips, Intel’s reaction to Apple’s hot selling MacBook Air line:
In 2010, it was reported that Apple was testing AMD processors in the MacBook Air. Curiously, just one year later, Intel announced a $300 Million dollar fund to help unleash an army of clones to compete with the MacBook Air.
AMD chips in Macs? It could happen.