They’re reporting it as a done deal, to be announced Monday at WWDC.
Assuming this is true, it’s HOLY SHIT news. I’m still skeptical —
the article doesn’t offer a decent explanation for why Apple would do
Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it’s scrapping its
partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel’s
microprocessors, CNET News.com has learned.
Apple has used IBM’s PowerPC processors since 1994, but will begin
a phased transition to Intel’s chips, sources familiar with the
situation said. Apple plans to move lower-end computers such as the
Mac Mini to Intel chips in mid-2006 and higher-end models such as
the Power Mac in mid-2007, sources said.
No word on who the sources are, and no explanation why higher-end
models wouldn’t switch until 2007.