Why Apple Really Ditched PowerPC

“Apple wants to make their switch to Intel chips seem like a no-brainer, but the reality of it was a lot more complicated than just faster chips for Macs. Apple’s claims of their Intel systems being ‘4-5x faster’ than their PowerPC systems is a little much to swallow, especially with Intel Macs landing in users’ hands and failing to live up to the hype. So if these Intel chips aren’t really that much faster than the G5, why did Apple make the switch? The answer to this question is a lot more interesting than what Apple’s telling you.”

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