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Apple to Switch

Monday, June 06, 2005

Preparing for Apple Switch

Stay away from cars with “In case of Rapture” stickers

Stock up on canned goods and bottled water

Buy guns and ammunition

Buy Kerosene Heaters & Lamps

Have a transistor radio with spare batteries

Learn how to shoot, your life may depend on it

Apple Computer is expected to announce today a switch to Intel Corp chips in it’s Macintosh computer line. This change is likely to occur next year.

The announcement is likely to be made during CEO Steve Jobs’s keynote speech at the company’s annual software conference in San Francisco. This marks the first architecture switch for the company in fourteen years. Intel's chip will reportedly debut in Apple's cheaper, low-end PCs beginning in 2006, and will later be introduced in the high-end models in 2007.

The move is likely to cost Apple millions in software rewrites, but the real loser is going to be IBM, which has been providing their current processors. Intel currently holds an 80 percent share of the PC processor market.

Officials from Apple, Intel and IBM would not speak to NewsBlog 5000 reporters. However, someone at the local Apple Store asked us to leave if we weren’t buying anything.

A Mac user at work sadly said to me, "it's clear the Apocalypse is at hand. Clarence Thomas is making sense, and Steve Jobs isn't."

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin
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