Apple is set to announce plans for phasing out IBM microprocessors in its computers in favour of those produced by Intel, according to a report.
Intel chips could be fitted to new computers such as the Mac Mini by the middle of 2006, CNET News.com reported.
Higher-spec Apple computers such as the Power Mac could have Intel chips by mid-2007, the technology website said.
An announcement by Apple was expected on Monday, CNET said. Apple has used IBM's PowerPC processors since 1994.