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#16861 06/06/05 11:52 PM
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Apple to Use Intel Microprocessors Beginning in 2006

6 June 2005, 1:30pm ET, PR Newswire

WWDC 2005, SAN FRANCISCO, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple(R) announced plans to deliver models of its Macintosh(R) computers using Intel(R) microprocessors by this time next year, and to transition all of its Macs to using Intel microprocessors by the end of 2007. Apple previewed a version of its critically acclaimed operating system, Mac OS(R) X Tiger, running on an Intel- based Mac(R) to the over 3,800 developers attending CEO Steve Jobs' keynote address. Apple also announced the availability of a Developer Transition Kit, consisting of an Intel-based Mac development system along with preview versions of Apple's software, which will allow developers to prepare versions of their applications which will run on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.

"Our goal is to provide our customers with the best personal computers in the world, and looking ahead Intel has the strongest processor roadmap by far," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "It's been ten years since our transition to the PowerPC, and we think Intel's technology will help us create the best personal computers for the next ten years."

"We are thrilled to have the world's most innovative personal computer company as a customer," said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel. "Apple helped found the PC industry and throughout the years has been known for fresh ideas and new approaches. We look forward to providing advanced chip technologies, and to collaborating on new initiatives, to help Apple continue to deliver innovative products for years to come."

"We plan to create future versions of Microsoft Office for the Mac that support both PowerPC and Intel processors," said Roz Ho, general manager of Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit. "We have a strong relationship with Apple and will work closely with them to continue our long tradition of making great applications for a great platform."

"We think this is a really smart move on Apple's part and plan to create future versions of our Creative Suite for Macintosh that support both PowerPC and Intel processors," said Bruce Chizen, CEO of Adobe.

The Developer Transition Kit is available starting today for $999 to all Apple Developer Connection Select and Premier members. Further information for Apple Developer Connection members is available at developer.apple.com. Intel plans to provide industry leading development tools support for Apple later this year, including the Intel C/C++ Compiler for Apple, Intel Fortran Compiler for Apple, Intel Math Kernel Libraries for Apple and Intel Integrated Performance Primitives for Apple.

Intel ( www.intel.com ), the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award- winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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#16862 06/07/05 12:10 AM
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Hell has just frozen over...

#16863 06/07/05 12:12 AM
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Oh my. BTW does anyone know what commercial from 1993 they showed at the keynote?

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Has anyone been watching the Keynote? Is it true, Elvis is sitting in the front row?? :p

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On a more serious note, what does this mean for the PowerBook? I have been using a G3 since 2001, and have been waiting for the G5, because I wanted to skip the G4, and also, I can't financially manage purchasing a machine as often as I would like to. Is the PowerBook going to see 2 Ghz. or even 2+ Ghz. before the change next year?

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Originally posted by Richard Bannister:
Hell has just frozen over...
I think my job future has just dried up as well. wink

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I think my job future has just dried up as well. wink
Do you really think so? DirectX will still need conversion...

Either way, before you retire, maybe you can really do that OS X version of the RollerCoaster Tycoon games smile

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Do you really think so? DirectX will still need conversion...
The odds of seeing a virtual x86 "box" that can run win32 apps on the Mac is now really high. When that happens, the need for Mac ports of software (particularly games) will drop dramatically. It's only a matter of time.

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WINE's already ported to Darwin/OSX, it's just missing CPU emulation to run games natively (for those unfamiliar, you can use WINE also as basically a portability toolkit like GTK, except it's API is Win32).

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