- Mar 11, 2000
You realize of course they would want access to Intel chips long term in order to be actually able to provide Intel chips long term.JIT Inventory, doesn't mean they didn't sign long term contracts that obligate them to buy a certain amount.
It's a near certainty that they signed big long term contracts to get good volume discounts.
It would have been unthinkable to drop all Intel machines in 2020. My original prediction was they would probably drop them in 2022. It turns out it is January 2023 for the Mac mini. That doesn't seem too far off, but makes sense since they didn't release the replacement Mac mini until 2023. And it looks like it will likely be 2023 for the Mac Pro as well.