Apple ensures G4 supply won't dry up
Apple Computer, which is in the process of
In a filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Apple said that it has entered into a purchase agreement Freescale Semiconductor, the Motorola spinoff that makes the G4 chip used in the Mac Mini as well as Apple's laptop lines. (IBM supplies Apple with the G5 chip.)
Under the terms of the deal, inked on Monday, Freescale is required to supply chips to Apple for all orders placed through Dec. 31, 2008. However, Apple notes that it "is under no obligation to purchase Freescale microprocessors other than work in progress that was in place at the time the agreement was executed."