Apple pushes Intel to ‘Think Different’

“Apple Computer’s switch to Intel chips has obviously had a huge impact on the Mac community. But Apple’s way of looking at the world is making Intel ‘think different’ about its own business. ‘That’s really what’s interesting about Apple, is they look at our technology in a very Apple way,’ said Deborah Conrad, vice president and director of Team Apple at Intel, speaking to a group of CNET editors and reporters Thursday at Intel’s Santa Clara campus,” Tom Krazit blogs for CNET.

“Intel’s sales teams have also been impressed with Apple’s way of looking at the world. ‘It’s nice to have a customer that pushes us on a technology front,’ said Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s sales and marketing team,” Krazit blogs.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It’s not hard to imagine that Intel would be receptive to a customer’s innovative thinking since the past decade’s most challenging questions from their bunch of Windows PC box assemblers was “can you lower the price if I buy in bulk” and “where’s my co-op money?”

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26 Comments

  1. “Apple pushes Intel to ‘Think Different'”

    In fact, Steve Jobs has challenged Intel to stop using animal by-products in their manufacturing process. The howler monkey population should rebound by late summer.

  2. That’s fantastic. Now…a new MacBook Pro would be a great purchase if in the next revision they include quad-core 64 bit processors, improved SuperDrive, and a few other nice perks.

    Don’t get me wrong: I’m extatic Apple is moving so quickly on the transition, I’m grateful Apple exists so the world isn’t vaccuumed completely into the Microsoft way of thinking, and I love their products. I really want an Intel Mac laptop but the MacBook Pro just isn’t good enough yet.

  3. I am going to wait until Summer 2007 to buy an Intel Mac. I reckon by then they will be absolutely awesome (I know they’re good now, but the MBP is a Rev a product). Until then, my PowerBook G4 will suffice.

    Also can’t wait for Vista to be released, in 20 years time.

  4. Where is the best source for used Mac’s (selection, price)? I need to pick up 2 or 3 Macs for a new office, but the timing stinks. I don’t want to buy rev A Intel Macs and I don’t want to buy NEW G5. I’d like to get some used G5 units (iMacs and maybe a dual 2ghz tower). Pass on any tips please. Thank you.

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