Chips from chief rival AMD supposedly the option Apple may switch to.
Apple has supposedly "deliberated" moving its series of Mac systems away from Intel processors.
However, the move apparently isn't "imminent." The details stem from a profile of Apple's CEO Tim Cook by Businessweek that cite two unnamed sources who are familiar with Apple's internal discussions.
Apple's interest of seeking new chips for its Mac lineup isn't the first time the firm has reportedly expressed it wants a new provider. Back in 2010, AppleInsider had heard that the firm held discussions with AMD, Intel's main competitor, about utilizing their chips instead for future Macs.
"Such a shift would be difficult and isn't imminent, though it would allow Apple to further distinguish its laptops and desktops from competitors that run Intel's chips and Microsoft's Windows software," said authors Brad Stone, Adam Satariano and Peter Burrows.
Although Intel powers Apple's Mac systems, the chipmaker is absent from iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad.