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Jobs to deliver WWDC keynote, Intel announcement

updated 08:00 am EDT, Mon June 6, 2005

Jobs delivers WWDC keynote

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will about its transition plans, with some Macs expected to ship with Intel chips as early as next year. "Such a move could help Apple ensure that its Mac systems remain competitive with rivals like Dell Inc., of Round Rock, Texas. It could be a prelude to collaboration with Intel in developing new devices for homes and offices. And it might help Apple reduce its prices, a longstanding disadvantage; an industry executive suggested that the computer maker sought, and won, more-attractive chip prices from Intel than it could get from IBM, of Armonk, N.Y."




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  1. srobhall

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Webcast?

    Is there going to be a publicly available webcast of this? I assume not, as I haven't seen any references to it.

  1. telem

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    May Be Great

    As long as our Macs run as fast or faster, our software is compatible and plenty of new software gets written, what difference does it make whose processor is inside an Apple machine? Probably none. Maybe even an improvement in speeds and lower costs.

  1. sammaffei

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Current machine life...

    Well, what does this mean for the millions of PowerPC users?

    This is a radical change, how long will Apple support the PowerPC architecture? Will there be a PowerPC emulator so that our old software continues to run on the new x86 boxes? What changes in software development will occur? How long before I have to buy a "IntelliMac" so that I can do software development and testing?

    Too many questions. I hope Steve has a lot to say...

  1. trevc

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    If true ...

    ... it is all about DRM???

  1. Marook

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I simply don't belive it

    Could we stop this non-sense - PLEASE?

  1. segaslave

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    i hope

    the news sites are wrong. i dont want an intel based mac, im willing to pay more for the ppc. once its the same as a dell beneath the os then its going downhill fast.

  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    As a long time Mac fan...

    ...this just feels wierd. It's like your mom marrying a member of the family she warned you about all your childhood.

    I think this will geve Apple some much needed leverage in the marketplace. It worked for Be, right? Wrong.

    Hey, make that money Apple...

  1. Elektrix

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Same?

    Oh come on....... why do you think that the underlying CPU being the same as that in a PC would make it the "same as a Dell"? Do you really think the only thing special about Mac hardware is that it's running a PowerPC chip? And is the CPU really that important to you, as long as it performs well? Clearly if Apple DID make this decision, it would seem to reflect a lack of confidence in IBM. What would you prefer? That they stick with going down a path that would hamper all Mac users, until it becomes completely obsolete, all for the sake of not considering other options just so that people could say "Well, at least there aren't Intel chips in here."

  1. Elektrix

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Leverage...

    Gordy, how do you think this is like Be? Be was still trying to compete head-on with Microsoft, selling BeOS for x86-based PC's. As near as we can tell, all this means is Apple changing the CPU's in their own computers. Aside from that, comparing Apple to Be at this point seems laughable. If you think that the situation is similar, I'm not sure what to make of that.

    Seriously, this strikes me as much more like Apple's previous switch from the 68k architecture to the PPC architecture.

  1. segaslave

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    intel ppc

    im still guessing intel will just take ibms place in making the ppc chips.

    i dont want an x86 cpu, its old out dated why would anyone want to trade down to an x86 cpu from a current g5? i can see the problems with ibm are serious enough to not stick it out with them. but how could jobs ever get on stage and say they are going to switch to x86 after how many years of putting them down compared to his stuff?

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