invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Rumors are flying once again that Apple may drop Intel for AMD to supply the maker of personal computers with microprocessors, but hardly anyone is talking,” Brian R. Hook reports for MacNewsWorld.

“The latest round of speculation follows a report by AppleInsider that AMD representatives have been spotted several times exiting meetings with Apple’s top brass,” Hook reports. “The meetings reportedly included AMD briefings that spurred work in Apple labs that may lead to placement of the chips inside some upcoming Apple products, AppleInsider reported, citing ‘people familiar with the matter.'”

“If the rumor is true, it is probably a negotiating tactic on the part of Apple, Rob Enderle, principal analyst with the Enderle Group, told MacNewsWorld,” Hook reports. “If Apple were to dump Intel, it might actually be in the market to buy AMD, Enderle suggested. ‘AMD is relatively cheap,’ he said, ‘and Apple could afford to buy it.'”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Specious.

MacDailyNews Note: Just for informational purposes: Apple’s market value is currently $222.37 billion and they are a debt-free company with $40+ billion in the bank. AMD’s market value is $6.92 billion.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Kevin P.” for the heads up.]