Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2005 08:43 UTC, submitted by Mark Fuller
Apple If you've been following the Apple-to-Intel transition, you're going to want to read this whole article. Why? Because I'm going to do something that I almost never do: spill insider information from unnamed sources that I can confirm are in a position to know the score.
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RE: Who's responsibility is it?
by rhavyn on Mon 11th Jul 2005 17:37 UTC in reply to "Who's responsibility is it?"
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IBM just sold it's desktop PC division. They're not exactly breaking down the doors to get at the desktop market.

And the amount of money Apple puts into OS X is meaningless to IBM. As it said in the article, Apple asking IBM to spend billions on what is basically a custom CPU design. Any other company in the world would expect to have to pay for the development of their custom CPU. Apple didn't want to so IBM didn't work as hard as Apple wanted them to. It sounds like Apple didn't understand it's role in the relationship.

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