- May 21, 2001
Exactly. PowerPC was the better CPU, but Intel had the better overall platform.
By the time Apple switched, PowerPC was a power consuming beast, couldn't hit 3 GHz, had a half-assed approach to multiple cores, and cost far more per chip. That wasn't where Apple saw the market going. Apple wanted lower power laptops and to stop subsidizing PowerPC that just was getting too old for its own good.