The Inquirer’s Charlie Demerjian claims that Apple is trying to get Intel to provide their newest processors, Woodcrest and Merom, to Apple early.
Apple is big, but not nearly big enough to bully Intel, unless it has to do with iTunes DRM. So just what can Apple do? It could attempt to put pressure on Intel to give it the necessary chips early. So Apple is doing just that, and sources claim that it isn’t flying as well as it had hoped. Any tale of cool, need or woe won’t fly very far against the argument of “Dell sells 20 times what you do, why should we give you preferential treatment again?”
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