Saturday, June 04, 2005

Apple to switch from IBM to Intel

Now it’s official, after more than a decade from using IBM’s CPUs in its computers, Apple plans to cancel its long-time partnership with IBM in favor of Intel CPUs, the move will first affect lower-end computers like Mac mini in mid 2006 and then higher-end ones like Power Mac in mid 2007.

The reason for the recent move is yet unknown, maybe because IBM can’t provide decent volumes of PowerPC or maybe because they’re too expensive in comparison to Intel CPUs, probably Steve Jobs will reveal the reason during his keynote speech expected Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco.

After this change there will be no difference whatsoever between Apple Computers and usual PCs, same Platform (CPU+MB), same RAM, same Graphics Cards, same everything.

Why would anybody pay extra money for a Mac after this? When he can get a PC with the same specs many times cheaper, Apple needs to lower the prices for its Computers or offer other advantages to keep up with the competition and distinguish its computers from the lot.

Steve Jobs assured earlier that Mac OS X since it’s built upon open-source FreeBSD could easily work on Intel Platforms.

At least I hope that with this move we will be able to run Mac OS X on normal PCs, that would be simply AWESOME!!!

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Blogger Stellar said...

wow, finally I'd be able to get my mac and PC to work together so something. :) That's so cooool finally they'll be compatible. I've been waiting for this for the longest time.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Baher said...

Hopefully they'll be compatible, I'm sure we will know more in a few days.

6:04 PM  

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