updated 11:05 am EDT, Wed July 6, 2005
Luring developers to OS X
Apple's move to the Intel architecture will platform, according to one columnist. Arnold Reinhold, a partner at Hurwitz & Associates, says that the move has both risks and opportunities and that "Apple will have to manage yet another major product transition, the fourth in its history if one counts the switch from Apple II to Macintosh. But Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, is good at it." The report says that despite Apple's reluctance to sell Mac OS X on other Intel-based PCs, a few carefully selected deals could greatly expand Mac OS X's marketshare: "The Intel product line, with its economy of scale, low power consumption, and integrated digital rights management will open up a range of possibilities for consumer products that offer what Apple does best: new capabilities that you never knew you wanted but can't wait to get once you see them in action."