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Steve Jobs wanted Sony VAIOs to run OS X

05
Feb
2014

In 2005, Steve Jobs announcement that Apples computers would be moving from PowerPC to Intel surprised many. OS X had been living a secret double life with Intel for five years, said Jobs, but according to a new report from Japan, that life almost included an even more shocking partner — Sony. Japanese freelance writer Nobuyuki Hayashi, who has covered Apple for over two decades, quotes ex-Sony president Kunitake Ando recalling a 2001 meeting between he and Jobs in Hawaii. After playing a round of golf with other Sony executives, says Ando, Steve Jobs and another Apple executive were waiting for us at the end of the golf course holding VAIO running Mac OS. Jobs had shut down the Mac clone business years earlier but, according to Ando, admired Sonys VAIO line so much he was willing to make an exception. The timing, however, was bad.

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