A new report that claims Apple may choose to use Intel processors has appeared in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

"Apple has held talks to use Intel chips in its Macintosh line. Neither would confirm a change in the relationship, and it's unclear if Apple will shift away from IBM," the report claims.

The WSJ cites industry executives who claim knowledge of recent talks between Apple and Intel, and says Apple has agreed to use Intel's chips. The report does not clarify what such a move may mean to Apple's relationship with IBM.

Maintaining its customary silence, Apple dismissed the report as "rumour and speculation".