John C. Dvorak is in full rumor-recycle mode over at PC Magazine. Dvorak begins, “the story starts with January’s Intel sales conference. The surprise keynote speaker was Steve Jobs. And then, in the front row of Steve Jobs’s keynote address at the last Macworld Expo were top Intel executives. Shortly thereafter, Pixar announced that it would become an Intel shop. That was all step one. Step two is coming. Apple has been concerned about Motorola dragging its heels in the processor wars and failing to achieve clock speeds that are even half of what AMD and Intel are achieving. Apple has attempted to rationalize clock-speed issues, but the company knows that it cannot do this forever. Worse is the feud between Motorola and Apple, which began after Apple suddenly pulled the plug on the license it gave Motorola to clone the Mac.”
Dvorak, wringing as much wisdom out of his noggin as is possible, posits a scenerio where Apple introduces “a transition machine that uses both the Intel and Motorola processors.”
He then predicts that Apple will choose Intel’s Itanium processors for a variety of reasons. Dvorak predicts this will all happen by this July at Macworld Expo at the earliest and, perhaps, at Comdex this autumn.
Basically, like most of John’s gems, you have to read it for yourself. Full article here.
Yes, John C. Dvorak is the same guy who called Apple “desperate” and “petty” after seeing the initial “Switch” campaign ads. John also saw fit to criticize the personal appearances of some of the “Switchers” because he didn’t like their messages. You might want to take a look at John’s picture at the top of his piece while you’re there. John’s “Switch” rant/article/hit piece is here.