Well the rumors are flying. IBM is looking to get rid of their PC division some claim that they may the buy Apple. I don’t think anyone buys Apple. If anything they’ll partner but I doubt that happen as Apple has high standards and I think Steve Jobs is a control freak. In a good way. 😉
The Register, columnist Cormac O’Reilly
Once publicly free of the PC division IBM will either buy, or form a close joint venture with Apple to sell its PCs, which coincidentally are now built around IBM’s PowerPC chip.
Just think how many positives for IBM such a marriage would provide. IBM would give the same credibility to the Macintosh computer, and its Microsoft-beating operating systems as it provided for the PC in the first place, thereby opening the flood gates of corporate demand.
Hitching up with Apple would provide IBM with a real inroad into the fast growing ‘lifestyle’ market, something the men and women in blue suits kind of missed.
It’s an interesting thought though. If they did partner, Apple could get a huge boost and great publicity for those who are skeptical of what Apple can do. And what if they could cut the prices on the processors? Could that cut the prices of Macs down? In my opinion Macs are a great deal, especially the iLine (iMac, iBook) and even the eMac. For what you get in hardware, software, usability and reliability it’s a hard deal to pass up.
We’ll have to see how this pans out in the next few weeks or months. After all it is just a rumor.