MacSlash: Why Apple Really Ditched PowerPC. Because Intel can provide what Motorola/IBM cannot provide to Apple? It tells me nothing more than "Why I should no longer read MacSlash editorial". And what stops Intel from also staling from its desktop CPU development? Better question to ask is -- who will be the next chip maker to be found in bed with Apple (after Intel cannot deliver promised 5Ghz Core Quad that consumes 10watt)?