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A Japanese site claims Apple (AAPL) has produced a MacBook Air test model running on its...

A Japanese site claims Apple (AAPL) has produced a MacBook Air test model running on its ARM-based (ARMH) A5 chip. Intel (INTC), recently given an ultimatum by Apple to make its chips less power-hungry, isn't denying the report. Given Microsoft's plans to support ARM, and Apple's obsession with battery life, the report sounds quite believable.
Comments (4)
  • Another cheap shot by SA. How are they possibly in a position to deny such a report? If they did it would imply they know and are leaking Apple's confidential info. All the Intel rep is saying is he can't take a position on this, and it's a well-known Intel policy not to comment on rumors.

     

    This is reporting at the level of "Joe Blow isn't denying that he beats his wife." Extremely shoddy and disingenuous reporting.
    22 Aug 2011, 04:25 PM Reply Like
  • This is fun, Apple has a quandry... it is growing at the expense of commodity Windows machines but in part that growth has been fueled by its ability to easily runs Windows on its machines SINCE it adopted Intel hardware running Windows machines...

     

    There are still good reasons for a lot of folks to need that capability....

     

    Apple, in producing a ARM based product before Windows releases ARM based products, will walk away from that advantage...

     

    This means Apple is assuming the brand and the product has achieved enough momentum where it doesn't need Intel or Windows...

     

    Let's see if this pans out for them....
    22 Aug 2011, 04:56 PM Reply Like
  • Windows is supporting ARM anyway
    22 Aug 2011, 11:18 PM Reply Like
  • Intel needs to reduce the overall power consumption in the Standard they use. Intel needs to know, power consumption is very expensive.
    23 Aug 2011, 11:38 AM Reply Like
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