A report in Reuters is speculating about talks that could lead to the use of Intel chips in Macs.
"The report, citing two industry executives with knowledge of recent discussions between the companies, said Apple will agree to use Intel chips... It was unclear whether such a move would signal a large-scale shift away from chips made by IBM, Apple's longtime supplier, the report said."...
Adopting Intel chips would help ensure that future Macintosh systems could meet the price and performance of products from tough rivals such as Dell Inc.
Apple's pricing, which has often been higher than rivals, could become more competitive if Intel provides the kind of marketing subsidies it has given to other computer makers, the newspaper said.
Apple sells only about three million computers a year -- a small portion of the estimated 200 million sold globally.
But for Intel, winning over Apple would be a prestigious endorsement from one of technology's most influential trend-setters and could associate the chipmaker with Apple's hugely popular iPod music player."