Intel on Apple's Influence... and Other Apple Gadgets?
News.com's Apple Blog posted quotes from Deborah Conrad -- vice president and directory of "Team Apple" at Intel. This group was reported to be formed back in November to help Apple with their transition to Intel chips. Such a dedicated team is reportedly not uncommon for large customers of Intel.
So, Conrad's team, works closely with Apple on use of Intel technology. When questioned about whether or not Apple was planning on using Intel chips inside the iPod, Conrad states that we aren't "going to see anything soon". However, she did hint that there may be some exciting progress in future gadgets:
But when it comes to future gadgets other than the iPod, "that's where we get very, very excited."
Unfortunately, the context of the quote is a bit unclear, but suggests Apple has more "gadgets" in the works.