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Mac mini ship times jump

In Brief: The online Apple Store has suddenly customer base has surpassed 2,450 users in the U.S., with 44 systems in production at 28 publishing companies, accompanied by more than 1,750 licenses of Adobe InCopy.

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  1. DannyMac

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I like Macintel better.

  1. phantomo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Mactel sounds like a telephone company...

  1. slipperfrog

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Has anyone considered...

    Has anyone considered the possibility that Apple will ship MacIntel systems (yes, I like that better too) sooner rather than later?

    I don't remember his exact wording, but Jobs implied that by the 2006 WWDC MacIntel systems would have already shipped.

    Now there's news of a delay in Mac mini ship times. I suppose it's too soon, but wouldn't it be interesting if these alleged new minis had Intel inside?

    The OS already is optimised for Intel, and we have heard reports that iLife at least has been ported. Chances are good that iWork has also been ported. 3rd party apps will run in the Rosetta compatibility layer until the developer systems start getting out there. And with the Intel-based minis being widely available, development will accelerate.

    OK, so it's just wild speculation. But wouldn't it be cool?

  1. Deckard

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mactel? Ugh!

    I wondered how Apple might change the name of their new computers based around Intel processor, since the Power Mac name came, in part, from the PowerPC chip inside them.

    But Mactel? You're right phantomo, "Mactel" sounds like a phone company, and it's not nearly as s*** as "Power Mac." Let's hope Apple comes up with a much better name by the time these machines see the light of day. I have to believe they can do better than Mactel without even trying.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Argh -- no one listens!

    Jobs stated quite clearly that the first Mac with Intel Inside will ship June 6, 2006. Not before.

    He also stated quite clearly that he had mandated that ALL Apple created applications run simultaneously on PPC and Intel, for the past 5 years.

    This means all of iWork, this means iLife (except iTunes, which is not done with Xcode --- though I'm sure that will be done by 2006).

    It also means all of Apple's 'pro' apps, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and even Final Cut Express HD, etc...

    Gotta listen better, next time!


  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re:Mactel? Ugh!

    Yea, I'll miss the term "Power Mac" and "Power Book." Even though most PC and other users just say "Mac", almost everyone knows and refers to Apple's laptops as "Power Book"

  1. tonalsickness

    Joined: Dec 1969


    it'll be

    intellimac and intellibook .... like intelligent, kinda, not sure i spelled it right... still probably be the iMac and iBook though... I dunno, intelliMac and iMac... people may get confused since they both start with an i.

  1. Cf

    Joined: Dec 1969



    gotta agree with the rest of you. mactel reminds me of telcel and similarly named phone companies. most pc users i know call everything an imac or an apple, but sometimes call the laptops an ibook. if anything, a new naming scheme is gonna cause even more confusion with people unfamiliar with apple's lineup.

  1. jeepandmacfan

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iTunes on x86

    ZinkDifferent, I don't know how Apple will get iTunes to run on x86. They'll probably have to use Virtual PC and run iTunes for Windows. Hey! iTunes already DOES run on x86!

  1. eswinson

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Apple used the word "power" long befroe the PowerPC alliance. They used to have the slogan "The power to do your best" Their Laptops were called "PowerBooks" from day one with the single exception of the Macintosh Portable. I honestly think they will still be called iMacs, Power Books and PowerMacintoshes. juyst insteads of G4, G5 apended to the name we may have something else. Really noithing stopping apple form calling the intel chiips "G6" either

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