OS X Supreme Being
First of all, there currently isn't any mention on Apple's consumer website about this. For obvious reasons, Apple will want to keep this as "under the radar" as possible. Reality is, even if Apple doesn't tout it themselves, the whole world will know that it's coming.j79 said:Are you sure about that??
At the WWDC when the G5 was first released, everyone was excited because we thought the SAME thing! That IBM knew what it was doing (compared to Moto.) They told us how in a year we'd be at 3 GHz. Sounded good. Everyone sipped the koolaid and all was good.
Now two years later, we're told that Intel is the way to go. I'm just waiting for the days when programmers decide, "F**K PPC users, too much work to tweak/recompile. We'll only release an Intel version."
It'll be interesting to see when they remove their charts from their website showing the G5 running 50 - 90% faster than a P4.
And why wouldn't Apple tout it themselves now? Because it will make all PPC unattractive. Apple is going to have a hard time pushing Macs between now and the first batch of Intel Macs, because nobody in the market for a computer wants to buy a dead end platform. While it will probably be close to 2010 before developers cease compiling/releasing for PPC, it will come. If you use the 68K>PPC transition as a comparison... PPC released first in 1994 (and utilizing emulation for most non native software meant that most apps ran slower on the PowerMac 6100 than they did on the Quadra650). By 1997 (three years later) the transition was mostly complete, and developers started abandoning 68k binaries in favor of PPC only. So a PPC Mac bought in 2006 should have a useful lifespan of 4 years before the user feels the pinch of developers abandoning the PPC platform.
Still, for those who dont **need** a new machine, and just **want** one, it means we can easily justify waiting until 2006/2007 (or even 2008 if we don't want to endure the early adopter blues) for that next Mac purchase.
It's going to be an interesting 2 years....