Apple switching to Intel is a move that stunned the faithful Mac community, yet most of us knew Mac OS X was derived from a dual core OS Steve Jobs had been running for a while at Next. Had we forgotten?
Did the success of the iPod blur our vision? But more important than the choice for Intel CPU’s is the impact on the choice for other hardware components of the computer. The Mac derives its cool look, slim laptop design, unique features and true innovation from a primarily proprietary hardware design process. Low cost and commodity designs from mostly Intel, AMD, and other mass market producers still turns out computer bricks. Intel performance is good, instead of “Intel Inside” just add “Apple Everywhere Else”.