Apples Intel, iPod Revelations
Apple put the first stakes in the ground on its alliance with Intel, fulfilling a June, 2005, promise to shift its Macintosh family of computer products away from chips made by IBM and Freescale Semiconductor. Apple CEO Steve Jobs used the annual Macworld conference in San Francisco to unveil two new Intel-based Macs, one in Apple's popular iMac consumer-focused line and the other in a new line of notebooks.
But even the first fruits of what promises to be a momentous partnership were forced to share the limelight with a disclosure that Apple had sold 14 million of its highly successful iPod digital music players in the December quarter, compared with 4.6 million a year earlier. That outpaced analysts' expectations for sales in the neighborhood of 10 million units. Apple's Intel, iPod Revelations
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