Despite M1 Pro and M1 Max Performance and Efficiency Gains, Intel Still Hopes Apple Will Do Business With It

Just two days after Apple further advanced its Apple silicon portfolio with the M1 Pro and M1 Max, marking the first professional high-end chips designed for the Mac, Intel is reportedly making yet another attempt to win Apple back as a customer.

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A day before Apple's long-awaited "Unleashed" event, Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, said despite Apple moving away from his company's processors, he still hopes that Apple will return to Intel as a customer. Apple announced in June of 2020 its two-year-long transition to Apple silicon for the Mac, and despite Intel's best hopes and dreams, Apple is continuing its momentum to break up with it.

Now, a new report from DigiTimes is further indicating Intel is still trying to win back Apple as a customer. According to the report, Intel, alongside Samsung, is "striving to win orders for Apple's in-house developed Mac processors." Such a move from Apple would mean the company no longer relies entirely on TSMC for the production of its Mac processors, a decision that sources quoted in the report say is unlikely.

Intel's actions and comments publicly and seemingly behind closed doors could not be further apart. While Intel's CEO publicly expressed his wish to have Apple back as a customer, the company continues to run anti-Mac marketing campaigns targeted towards Apple and the Mac. Oddly enough, these campaigns, which have ranged from "social experiments" to tweets that backfired, all occur as Intel and Apple still work together to an extent.

After the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple no longer has an Intel processor in its entire MacBook (Air and Pro) lineup. Apple still has the larger 27-inch iMac, the Mac Pro, and a high-end Mac mini running with Intel processors. All of which are expected to be updated next year, with the latter happening sooner rather than later.

An Intel spokesperson declined to respond to our email asking for a comment about the ‌M1 Pro‌, ‌M1 Max‌, and Apple dropping even more Intel-powered Macs from its lineup.

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MacFin Avatar
35 months ago
Intel really comes across like a narcissist here. They cause heated situations (pun intended), promise you stuff that they don't do or deliver, claim that they are the best and still speak badly about you behind your back. And yet, they still want you to come back to them after all of the nastiness they have done to you.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
heystu Avatar
35 months ago
I love Pat's optimism. "Yeah I know my girlfriend left me, but I'm sure she'll come back soon." "Yeah I know she's now engaged, but it's just temporary, she'll be back soon." "Yeah I know she's now married with kids and living on the other side of the world, but I'm pretty sure she'll be back any day now..."
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
markfc Avatar
35 months ago
It’s smart not to have all you manufacturing in one basket.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pavvel Avatar
35 months ago
I just spat my coffee out laughing. Yeh, ok good luck with that Intel. :D
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
andrewxgx Avatar
35 months ago
previous CEO had his head deep between his asscheeks but this guy takes that to another level
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JohnnyApple$eed Avatar
35 months ago

Bro… she left you. It’s over!

Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)