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Monday, June 06, 2005

Switch To Intel

The rumor hit its peak this weekend following an article from CNet's website and today, the CEO of Apple Steve Jobs, confirmed the rumor. Jobs made the announcement during his keynotte speech at the company's annual WWDC conference for software developers in San Francisco.

Starting next year the first Macs with Intel processors will be shipped. Indications are that you'll see the first Intel based Mac by WWDC 2006 and the transition of the entire Mac line will be complete by the end of 2007.

A few interesting quotes from Steve jobs:
  • "secret double life" and "cross-platform by design" references to every version of OS X secretly built for both the PowerPC and Intel processor.
  • "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”
  • "We have great products right now, and we've got some great Power PC products still yet to come"

Overall, I think this will immediately hurt Mac sales. I know that I wouldn't want to purchase a new Mac if I knew that the processor will no longer be available next year or in 2007. I expect anyone considering a Mac to feel the same way. I think today's news will seriously slow the Switch To A Mac. I believe that potential switchers will have second thoughts about purchasing a Mac until the move to Intel is complete.

I think it would be wise for Apple to cut the price of Macs to keep the revenue numbers up. The iPod can only do so much for the bottom line.

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