SAN FRANCISCO Jan 10, 2006 — Apple Computer Inc.'s historic shift to Intel microprocessors came months earlier than expected as CEO Steve Jobs
debuted personal computers based on new two-brained chips from the world's largest semiconductor company.
The company's stock shot to a 52-week high as Tuesday's news coincided with word on impressive holiday sales numbers for Apple's hugely popular
iPod music players.
The first Macs to deploy Intel Corp.'s Core Duo processors will be the latest iMac desktop, whose circuitry is all built into the slim display, and
the all-new MacBook Pro laptop.
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My G4 is getting awfully long in the tooth, I want to get one soon!
As an avid Mac user, I too and curoius about the new chips. They claim to be faster. 2-4 times faster. But, I would wait until a few hundred have been
purchased to see if ther is any problem with them. New chips, new board, new software. I wonder if there is a different version of the OS. It says
they ship with Tiger, but probably a different tiger.
The OS is exactly the same, just compiled for a different target processor. I had high hopes initially for the PPC architecture, but it's just been
languishing recently. I think Apple made the right decision by moving to the Intel chips.
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