Apple DOES love Intel – official

The rumours were true… Apple's head honcho Steve Jobs has confirmed that Macs will be using Intel processors from next year. Goodbye G5, hello... (gul

The rumours were true… Apple's head honcho Steve Jobs has confirmed that Macs will be using Intel processors from next year. Goodbye G5, hello... (gulp)... Pentium!

"We think Intel's technology will help us create the best personal computers for the next 10 years," said Jobs, speaking at an Apple developers' conference.

The move - which will require some code to be rewritten in the Mac operating sytem - comes as relations with G5 chip-maker IBM hit rock bottom. Part of the reason for this is that Microsoft's new Xbox console, the 360, will use IBM chips - so Apple is no longer considered a big customer. So, ironically, the moment Macintosh computers start using the same chips as Windows machines, Microsoft will begin using the old Mac processors.

The first Intel-powered Macs will appear next year, with the entire product line changed by 2007