updated 12:20 am EDT, Tue June 7, 2005
Intel transition effect
Apple's move to Intel-based Macs . Developers say that both Mac hardware sales as well as developer software sales could suffer in the short term, according to those interviewed by eWEEK: "Either way, there's a lot of work to do. Applications might not be as easy to port to the new hardware as Jobs promised, some developers warned. Others said that although the move would serve Apple well in the long run, the action could hurt the company's sales, and by extension their own, in the interim. 'It's certainly the right decision in the long run. In the short term, there's the worry that hardware sales will drop off,' said Leonard Rosenthal, Chief Innovation Officer of Apago Inc., in Alpharetta, Ga."