Mere coincidence?

By | January 11, 2006

Apple’s shares closed yesterday at $80.86 – on the very same day CEO Steve Jobs introduced the company’s first-ever Macintosh computers based on Intel microprocessors at Macworld Expo.

8086 was, coincidentally, Intel’s first 16-bit, x86 processor. It shipped in 1978, the year after Apple was founded. This was followed by the 8088, which was used in IBM’s first PC in 1982.

Uncanny? You tell me.

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