Now, the only thing that is still unanswered in my mind, is why Intel. Why not AMD. Also the 32bit question. So I decided to keep a log of my questions (and hopefully answers):
- Why did Apple decide to go with Intel and not AMD? The best reason so far is form ArsTechnica - branding. Intel brand is much stronger than AMD, although technically they are inferior. Also, check out the last two paragraphs, where a “Intel needs Apple” topic is explained. Also a nice point of view.
- Is the choice of Apple to use Pentium-class chips? I’m not sure about this, but they are 32bit, right? The G5 is 64bit, so using 32bit Intel chip’s is going back in time.
- What is the chip choice of chips for x86-64 that Apple will make?
- Do they use the classic PC BIOS? Well, according to ArsTecnica, they will not use Open Firmware…
Now, let’s wait a week or so and collect all the answers.
Personally, I would love to see Apple going the Opteron route, but that seems unlikely now.