After bashing M1 Macs, Intel wants to build Apple silicon chips

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What you need to know

  • Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger wants to court Apple's chip-making business.
  • The comments come soon after Intel launched an attack ad campaign against Apple's M1 Macs.

A week after launching an attack ad campaign against Apple's new Apple silicon Macs, Intel's CEO now says that the company wants to build chips for the company.

In a press release on Intel's website, the company's new CEO Pat Gelsinger has announced that the company is founding a new Intel Foundry Services division of the company to try and make itself known for its processor manufacturing.

As part of that new venture, Gelsinger says that the company wants to go after Apple as a potential customer. As reported by MacRumors, this was surprising to a lot of people especially since the company has been running ads that bash Apple's new M1 Macs.

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It appears that Intel is planning to position itself as a powerhouse in the foundry space and could potentially help build Apple's custom processors in the future if the two companies were able to reach an agreement.

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If you're looking for the best M1 Mac right now, check out our list of the Best Mac 2021.

It is currently unclear if Intel and Apple are actually in talks about the company taking on any chip manufacturing, but Intel might want to cut those attack ads out if it wants to become a partner to Apple.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.