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Apple and AMD working together

By Julio Franco
Apr 24, 2003
  1. The rumour of Apple and AMD working closely is no more after a senior AMD official admitted so at the Opteron processor launch this week. This still means nothing in terms of actual products but gives us a good hint that AMD's 32- & 64-bit approach does appeal to Apple, in the other hand, Motorola's PowerPC 970 remains as the most likely successor though.

    During the press Q&A, the head of AMD's server business, Marty Seyer, said the company had been talking to "all tier one and tier two vendors". Of course, only a few of them have committed themselves to supporting Opteron, leaving the company will its usual base of little known customers, but that's by the by.

    All tier one and tier two vendors? we wondered, and latter popped the question, "so we can conclude you've been talking to Apple as well then?" Said senior official fell silent for a moment then turned to his PR minder and asked, "Can we talk about what we're doing with them yet?" The answer was a muddy 'not sure... have to get back to on that' kind of thing?
     
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    That is funny, even though they were talking to Apple, they should have known a question like this was going to come up and had an answer ready for it. This just makes them look bad for fumbling around a question like that in a big press conference.
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,657   +323

    Make OSX run on an AMD processor and work with PC hardware, and I bet lots more people would run it.
     
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