As it stands, Intel’s chips power most of the computers around the world. In fact it was almost a decade ago that Apple made the move to Intel processors for their Mac computers, but as ARM-powered devices are starting to gain more ground in society today, there have been rumors that Apple could be turning away from Intel to lessen their reliance on the chip manufacturer. Instead, the rumors suggest that Apple is exploring how to use ARM in their Mac computers.
Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich, who has served as head of the chipmaker for less than one year, was asked on Wednesday about his company’s relationship with Apple, and responded that the two parties continue to “grow closer” as time progresses. Krzanich took part in an Ask Me Anything question-and-answer session on Reddit, in which he was asked about a range of subjects related to his position at Intel, where he has been CEO since last May. One user asked Krzanich how close Intel’s relationship is with Apple, and if it has changed since the company moved its Mac lineup to Intel processors nearly a decade ago. “We’ve always had a very close relationship with Apple and it continues to grow closer,” Krzanich shared. “Sure (it’s) grown close over the years, especially since… they started to use our technology in their systems.”