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Friday, 10 June, 2005 1:41 PM

Apple to switch to Intel processors

by Jason Rzucidlo
AmericaJR@AmericaJR.com

In the summer of 2006, Apple will make the transition from it's current IBM processors to new Intel processors. All of its computers will have the new Intel processors by the year 2007.

Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs announces, "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."

He adds, "It’s been ten years since our transition to the PowerPC, and we think Intel’s technology will help us create the best personal computers for the next ten years."

Microsoft says they will keep producing versions of Microsoft Office for the Mac which will support the PowerPC and the new Intel processors.

The idea behind this decision was to get faster computers, that will run with longer battery lives. Apple's previous processor was from IBM and their options are becoming limited. Apple chose Intel to be the processor for it's future computers.

This change will mean that software developers will have to create new versions of its programs for the new Intel-based Macs. Hopefully, all of them will be willing to make the change or Apple could be in trouble.

Apple is going to make sure that OS X only runs on Apple computers. There are no plans for OS X to be able to run on PCs or Windows-based computers. Apple has no plans for running Windows on its new Intel-based PCs.

Some say that the move from IBM to Intel might drive the cost down on Apple Computers. Most Macs are high priced and lowering the prices might mean more people will switch from a PC to a Mac soon.

Apple needs to keep ahold of its slice of the computing market. This new transition should help them go further. A little secret, Mac OS X Tiger comes in two versions: the IBM processor and the Intel-based processor. You will be able to use Mac OS X Tiger on the new computers.

The new Intel-based Macs are scheduled to ship in Spring 2006. The transition will continue until 2007 when all Apple Computers have Intel-processors inside.

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