Apple in charge?
I mentioned in my article on Wednesday that it appeared - with the Intel CEO looking very squirmish and somewhat embarrassed running around in a “bunny suit” - the folks from Apple are calling the shots in this relationship with Intel. Could you imagine SJ ever doing something like that? Not a chance. What self-respecting CEO would? One that sees the Apple deal as very, very important.
And then there’s that ad that Apple didn’t even show to Intel until just before the keynote. Again, Intel is treated as the junior partner.
And further possible confirmation today with a report in The Inquirer that there’s a fair bit of displeasure among Windows corporate buyers that Apple got first dibs on the Intel Core Duo CPUs.
What’s it all mean? Intel not happy with Dell for talking to AMD? Apple really is a serious contender in the market? Apple doesn’t care about treading on toes now that it has inked the deal?
This will be very interesting to watch unfold.