Apple Computer is on track to ship Intel-based computers as targeted by June 2006. Apple said June 6 that it was severing its long-standing relationship with IBM and switching to microprocessors made by Intel, aiming to have all its Macintosh computers using Intel chips by the end of 2007. Microprocessors are the number-crunching nerve centers of personal computers. Apple’s decision was a high-profile win for Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker and a blow to IBM.

Apple Computer is on track to ship Intel-based computers as targeted by June 2006. Apple said June 6 that it was severing its long-standing relationship with IBM and switching to microprocessors made by Intel, aiming to have all its Macintosh computers using Intel chips by the end of 2007. Microprocessors are the number-crunching nerve centers of personal computers. Apple’s decision was a high-profile win for Intel, the world’s largest chipmaker and a blow to IBM.