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is it true that intel could stop supplying its products because apple isnt paying them enough?

just a rumor i heard from 1 person

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We're gonna move this because it's completely unsubstantiated.

And to answer your question, I would bet that would be a no, it's not true. Intel is in a death match with AMD, they won't drop any customers.

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ok. where are you moving it to?
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is it true that intel could stop supplying its products because apple isnt paying them enough?

just a rumor i heard from 1 person

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where did you hear it? Because if intel dropped apple, Apple would ask AMD to make chips that could go into macs.

makes sense to me and hopefully you to.
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Anything Goes, it's already been moved.

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Also, I am pretty sure apple and intel have the same type of contract they had with IBM and Motorola.. onea those 2 year contract type deals.. or 2million chips or something.
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guranteed it is a contract stating way more than 2 years and way more than 2mill chips. intel can only benefit from this, they now can supply so many more computers with chips, apples market share is going to grow a lot once the switch is done and yea thats all i can think of
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some lied to you, intel won't drop Apple. One Apple gives them $$ and Apple has a very large ''mindshare'', if Apple leave intel AMD will get them and have a huge victory, even if the $$$ is not there right away, Apple has HUGE mindshare, and is looking like there marketshare is going to grow
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Suppliers don't drop customers. Customers drop suppliers.

No company will ever say, "Sorry, you can't buy our chips anymore."
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^haha, that would be funny. Intel makes money, so why would they drop?
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