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Wednesday, 30 July 2008 07:06

Apple to move away from Intel chipsets

Written by David Stellmack

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Could move toward proprietary options

While Apple has been putting the legal smack down on those selling systems that can run the Apple OS on a non-Apple machine, it seems now that rumors are brewing that Apple may move away from Intel chipsets altogether.

Sources indicate that rather than Apple using Intel chipsets, the company may, in fact, embark on the development of its own proprietary chipset in an effort to stop the use of their OS on non-Apple machines through the use of custom-made core logic chips that would also improve performance, but at the same time make it impossible to run the OS on a non-Apple system.

According to the latest whispers, Apple will be moving toward these solutions in the next Macintosh refresh, which is expected to start later this year. The biggest problem, however, is that they would have to source the GPU from someone else, as the development of their own proprietary GPU would be cost prohibitive.

While Apple might consider developing this in-house, it also may consider outsourcing the development to someone else, as they may want the performance improvements and experienced of an experienced Intel compatible chipset developer. No word yet whether anyone has been approached by Apple for this project.

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